Download Full Text (5.5 MB)





Physical Description

6 pages


Letter to her mother describing her attempts to get tickets to "The Mikado," a letter from Ted, and an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, ; and discussing her tuition bill and travel arrangements for a trip home.


Jan. ‘35 [30 January, 1935] [stationary heading] WELLESLEY COLLEGE WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF PUBLICITY Wednesday Mums dearest - Hello & hello. Well, Drama wasn’t too bad, though I had a stiff arm when I finished. And that’s one over. I’ve been doing a bit of Studying today for Ethics, but tonight Helen and I are going to try to get seats for D’Oyley Carte’s London Gilbert & Sullivan Company - “The Mikado” - may not be successful but we’re making the attempt! The Thrift Shop here has a ticket agency, so we’ll see. They’re the original [Page 2] G. & S. company and Boston is going, wild over them. There’s the grandest atmosphere here - no tension or exam feeling. We study, but play bridge & dance and things and stuff. Tea every afternoon, milk & crackers every evening at 9:30. Really wonderful. I hope I do a good job on the exams though. We’ll see. Ted wrote - “Knock your 5 exams for A’s - you can do it.” Well, I don’t expect that, by a long shot, but at least I hope to keep off Pro. Today is grand - sunny & [Page 3] I suppose fairly warm, I haven’t been out. Going to take some pictures. Before I forget - some questions & facts. 1. Second semester payment ($250) due before I leave (Wed. or Thurs.) or can be sent from home to arrive at the last on Saturday Feb. 9. 2. Will you find out if there is an excursion from Albany to B. for $2.50. If so, it would be cheaper for me to buy a one way ticket from Boston to Albany, & use the ½ of the excursion to come back. If it’d $4.00, it wouldn’t make much difference. 3. I can leave Wellesley 9.51 AM [Page 4] Thursday, arriving Schenectady 4.44 PM. I haven’t found out yet if Monday is a calendar day or not. If not, I can stay till Monday. There! I think that’s all the official business. oh! - had a call from the City Editor of the Christian Science Monitor! You see I sent him the story of the Wellesley girls going on the archeological expedition to Antioch, telling him I thought he might be interested & to use it if he could. Also that I would be glad to send him a monthly story if he could use that. (I saw an article about Smith in an issue of the paper, & took a [Page 5] chance he might be interested in this.) So he called me up yesterday, said he thought it was good material and might be able to use it, or at least a part of it. But - he said he had been trying to get some special sort of story about college activities, but hadn’t been able to, and he would like very much to see me & talk to me, & outline what he wanted! As soon as exams are over I’m going in for an interview! May not come to a head, but at [Page 6] least it’s another contact - & they may all prove valuable, by cracky! Back to the Books! - Must Send a card to Shirley Hopkins too - She’s having a Birthday soon. Ralph had a chest cold & got put in the infirmary (in 6 ft. beds) for awhile, but is hale & hearty now. Ted sent me the score to [deletion: Out of] “The Alpine Song.” I’m reading “Cellini” in The John. at odd moments. ! See you anon Ginger How’s Bluebeard?


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Arts, Theater and Music; Personal Relationships


Examinations; Theater; Railroad travel; Job hunting; Men

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 January 30