203 Josselyn Hall. r.e.
Dear Family, especially Mother -
I know It’s been ages since I’ve written, but if you could have been up here watching me, you’d understand and forgive my negligence. Never before in my eventful career have I ever worked so hard! I’ve [simply] slaved in the library every spare minute from morning till night, often barely stopping to eat, and truly labor has it’s just reward. Much against Mrs. Yost’s advice, I took the Argumentation examination on Saturday afternoon and, joy of joys! I passed it and also passed on the written work that I was required to do beforehand - this consisted of a brief, [speech], [...] and bibliography on music in the P.S. I tutored in the theory of Argumentation with Adeline de Sale - student-tutor - I had ... lessons, each with work to be prepared for her, outside of my regular daily work and that I was doing for Mrs. Yost.
I went to see [...Chittenden]
I’m sorry to have to tell you
Sophomore Party to the Freshman came off Saturday night - I was “taken-off” as one of the Juniors in the play. Dorothy [l…], Martha Biell (1914 basket-ball manager) Margot [Creshing] (Qui Viva Speaker) Gretchen Hollister (Daisy Chain) Gretchen Thayer (College Song Leader 1914) Natalie Bassett (Junior Party Chairman) and I were the honored “celebrities (?)”. I don’t think I told you that I was offered the biggest honor of Junior year - chairmanship of Junior Party - but that was before
We’re in the thick of political excitement here now. The college as a whole represents the U.S. and there is an entire political campaign being carried on. Today was the National Convention - tomorrow is the Republican Rally, etc. This evening the Democratic Party had a torchlight procession for Wilson, headed by the party symbol, a donkey, led by a girl in a cap-and-gown - supposedly Wilson. Between supper and chapel, Teddy Roosevelt alias Betty Heilberg
I’m sending you two snapshots that Edna [Dillingham] sent me - don’t bother about returning them for I have several of Evelyn in that pose and another print of myself. You might all write to a very busy lady if you had time. She loves to get mail! I do hope you’re O.K. as to health now, mother, and that the decorator’s mess is over. How is Babe’s neck - please tell me.
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Mrs. B.O. Tilden
291 Westminster Road
Lake Fairlee, Vermont