203 Joselyn Hall
Dearest Mother -
Never in all my days, have I been gladder to get three letters than those from you and the children, but my goodness! They made me want to see you all. I immediately and without hesitation took the check to the treasurer’s office and since they having been
Before I forget it, I’ll tell you about leaving. I have my last examination today, Wednesday, June 4, but on account of being in the choir I have to stay over Sunday for Baccalaureate Service. DMP is in the choir, too, so we’ll stay together. Then Thursday instead of taking the excess fare train here, we will leave old Poughkeepsie on an earlier train, the 11:51, arriving in Albany at 1:30 - the excess fare train to which we change at Albany leaves about 1:43, but by so changing we save $5 as no excess is charged beyond Albany. That brings us in Chicago at the 43rd
Please ‘scuse, if this letter gets maudlin-sounding. Yesterday a.m. I arose at the ungodly hour of 4:30, and not much later this a.m. so I’m not responsible for slight lapses in sensibilities now and then.
If you think it inadvisable in view of your plans to go to Chicago after all, telegraph me - the ticket is redeemable, and I have had several invitations to visit here in the East, that I could accept for a few days,
I think I have passed very good exams so far - wouldn't it be a come-down to find out I’ve flunked, when I think I handed in A papers? I am sending
I sent Miss Chittendon a card saying I would like very much to try the honor of the Baccalaureate concerto, and now I think I’ll see Ruth Nash, 1913, who is chairman of the Maid’s Club House committee, and tell her I’d rather not take chairman of the Dramatics then, as I need the time for other things. She’ll probably think I’m a quitter, but I don’t care much if she does.
All the love there is, from
Wednesday a.m. June 4, before breakfast
June 2, 1913
Miss Muriel Tilden
My dear Miss Tilden:
I am assigning the concerto’s for next year’s Baccalaureate Sunday. There are more girls than usual in the 1914 class, who are capable of competing for the position on the program.
I am going to college next Thursday afternoon and can take the music up to you if you wish to study the work. The two movements that I have selected are exceptionally beautiful, Schumann Opus 54 and the Mendelssch[sic] D minor concertos.
Will you kindly return the enclosed card immediately signing whichever decision you make in order that I may take the music to you on Thursday. The cost of the music will be some-where between thirty-five and fifty cents. I cannot tell exactly until I buy it.
Yours very truly,
Kate S. Chittendon
4 11 00 AM
Please forward at once
Mrs. B.O. Tilden
105 West 40th St.
New York City