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Letter to her mother describing relaxing in the Christian Association (C.A.) room and her inquiry for a summer job for her and her mother; discussing potential plans to postpone or pay in installments the upcoming Room & Board fee; and insisting that she take the bus home for break.


[19 February, 1934] Jan 28 34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Friday P.M. Mother dearest, Some more “News”, but I'm still at classes, & haven't had a chance to get any stationary from my desk. I'm reclining on the davenport in the C.A. room, with the sun on my back, feeling most comfortable, if perhaps unreadable. Have just come from Econ. class where we talked all about prices, monopoly & other important special things. I shall never make an economist, but it's fairly interesting. I registered for summer camp work this morning, & while she said she couldn't be to [mis-spelling: too] optimistic, still there might be a chance. I also asked about the possibility of your getting a job too, told her you were very competent, wonderful with children and particularly good and nature study and play production, & also in handcraft. She said there might be a chance of their wanting someone older as well as some novice like me, and she would [Page 2] do all she could to arrange it. So take heart - wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get something like that? She also said that my being a Golden Eaglet & the fact that I'd had work with children both and Scout troops & in Boston, would help. So we'll just have to hope. However my next bit of news isn't so encouraging - The Board & Room payments are due by Saturday, February 10th, meaning before I get home. It's $450, but I think if you let me know right away whether you can get it or not, I can have it postponed or see about installments. I don't know if that's possible, but if you write that you can't have it by Feb. 10th but will later, I can have it as evidence, if necessary, & I'm quite sure some arrangement can be made. Darling, why are you so against the bus trip? Of course I don't want to take seem to go against your emphatic suggestions but your arguments don't hold enough water to divert the current somehow. They are always taxis at the terminal, especially if you called for one to be waiting there, & I’d truly as soon come that way as on the train. We'll see however. oh dear - it's mail time already - so bye bye - & lots of love Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Home and Family; Student Life


Job hunting; Money; Christian Association; Buses; Student housing

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 January 19