1896 College Letters

December 13, 1896

Wellesley
December 13, 1896

Dear Mama,
Am sorry to tell you news not quite so pleasing this time. Have got a cold, I think. I have been fortunate not to have had one before this year and hoped that I shouldn’t have one before I came home, at least. But it has come. Nothing alarming to be sure but rather disappointing. I feel much better today than I did yesterday so don’t worry. Continue reading

February 8, 1896

Saturday
Feb. 8 – [18]96

Dear Mama –
Midyears are such fun! I wish they came oftener (before and after taking). I passed in French, German, and Geometry and haven’t heard from English or Bible yet, but I know I passed in Bible, but am rather doubtful about the English. However, I shall know Monday. Continue reading

June 1896

Saturday
June 1896, [postmark]

Dear Elsie,
Line day is over and oh such fun. I send you a paper with a busy account of it but please be sure not to lose it as I want to put it in my memory book. We all wore white waists* with full skirts of cheesecloth, pink, yellow, green and a pretty shade of purple. They were about 20 yards around but were gored* so that each breadth at the top was only about four or five inches wide. Continue reading

March 23, 1896

Sunday
March 23, 1896, [postmark]

Dear Mama –
I was so surprised when I received your last letter. Of course I wrote to Fannie immediately. What an awful blow it must be for them all though I fancy Uncle Ed feels it the deepest? Continue reading