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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, Administrators; Home and Family
Debates and debating; Department of Psychology; Travel; Clothing and dress; Buses
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 April 9" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 37.