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Letter to her mother describing a sweater she is knitting, the appearance of two of her professors, and the fee to connect her radio.
Sept 33 [26 September, 1933] Cazenove Hall [stationary heading] WELLESLEY COLLEGE WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Tuesday AM. Mother my darling Bright and early in the morning - that is it's fairly early, but still rather foggy Was so delighted to receive your perfectly marvelous letter yesterday. Your description of the countryside, including the sheep, was grand, and I do wish I had been with you, cause I can imagine how beautiful it was. It was mighty fine here too, & I guess I told you we all went for a walk. Last night we went downtown again, got ourselves some yarn & knitting needles, and have started sweaters. No, of course I don't know anything about it, but Lee does, and I have 7 rows all done without a mistake. Ambitious, your darter [mis-spelling: daughter], eh? I'm making it of white, so I can wear [Page 2] it with all my skirts, & if it ever does get done, I think it won't be half bad. No, I won't neglect my work and it probably won't see the light till next summer, but it's really surprising how fast it goes - we're doing ‘em on big needles - and miracles may happen. I'm in the library now, in the Bible room - a whole huge room devoted to nothing but Biblical History. It’s painfully quiet, the the scratch of this pen sounds like a fire risen. Ah yes, we have much assignments already. My Bible teacher is Miss Dutcher - tall, with black hair parted on the right & drawn back into a small knot in her neck, black shiny, wrinkled crepe dress with a silver chain around her neck. High cheekbones & lean jaws. And she knows how she looks cause she said one of the joys of getting old was that [Page 3] when stopped worrying about style. However I think she's going to be fine - I hope so. I have a man for Econ. too, so I won't be looking at all Petticoats. He's young with a mustache to make him appear older. Got a letter from Ralph yesterday, & his address temporarily is Williams Hall, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. So if you do send him the picture, he’d probably get very excited about it. Oh I can send it if you don't want to bother. Yes'm, I got the curling iron & appreciate it greatly, as I've been using water & bobbie pins heretofore - make it look halfway decent. And you see I anticipated the little “sermon” about the radio, & forbore to connect it - till I moved over here & got permission. I decided [Page 4] it wasn't really worth it too, but now I've paid my dollar, & can use it all my & my neighbor’s discretion. That might be a grand idea about the Christmas cards - at least a look-see. Extra pennies around Christmas aren't so terribly unwelcome, are they? I just got Anogene’s picture yesterday too, & I like it a lot. She looks so very deceivingly demure tho, don't you think? I must write to her - but I don't seem to get more than a minute or two snatched here and there to write. And now that classes & big assignments have started, I shall have to burn the midnight oil I fear. I have a conference now to be sure I don't need any more gym - So must run fast More love, from the child
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Faculty, Staff and Administrators; Home and Family; Student Life
Radio--Receivers and reception; Libraries; Knitting
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 September 26" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 44.