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Letter to her mother describing her argument in Speech class, her Psychology class and professor, and her excitement about a visit to New York City with her mother; and discussing ideas for a new suit and travel arrangements for the trip to New York City.


[9 April, 1935] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Darlin’ Have practically only a minute, but enough to say hello & hello. Have just come from a Speech class in Alumnae Hall where in the midst of argumentative speeches about disarmament & the air mail contacts, to say nothing of progressive education for children, I delivered an appreciated speech on the thesis that the Campus exchange should maintain a grocery department. Uh huh, lots of fun. And I'm about to go to Psychology where we're discussing the instincts of a new born [mis-spelling: newborn] infant, where every little movement of the head is analysed and earnestly discussed. I like the class though, partly because Miss Malloy has such a sweet smile, wears clothes beautifully, & has a grand sense of humor - a [Page 2] Bit of a relief from the habitual blackness & whiteness of Miss Dutcher - no aspersions on the lady, however, I like her as well as ever - Sorry but it's 10:30, & I must fly - return a little further along Before lunch Back again & your letter waiting for me - New York! Have simply grand! Why I'm so excited - & I've always wanted to see & hear “Parsifal.” Golly it will be fun. Sort of an old time back, eh? Did you say - Do I want to go? My goo’ness [mis-spelling: goodness] lady - as you say any place going with you would be grand. I'll be looking forward to it ‘scruciatingly [mis-spelling: excruciatingly]. I'm going into Boston today - & may look around for ideas for a suit. I'm not sure just what I want, but think something with a full length coat would be my speed - & not too light so I could wear it around N.Y. with the under suit chic enough to be worn separately. Shall I buy a one way bus ticket? It's $5 one way & $9 round trip. Is it certain that you're taking me back? Must know by Friday when tickets are being sold. Suppose [Page 3] I could use the other half sometime if I got a ride home for the weekend or something - what do you think? Excuse the rush & the Scotch stationary, but the bell for lunch has rung, & this must be on [Page 4] its way to you. Along with it goes as much of my love as you can assimilate! Again - ‘fectionately [mis-spelling: affectionately] Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Faculty, Staff and Administrators; Home and Family


Debates and debating; Department of Psychology; Travel; Clothing and dress; Buses

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 April 9