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Tappan, Eva March | to mother, Jun. 1874:

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June 7, 1874
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Vassar, June 7, 1874.
Dear Mother,
Kate Maltby has gone
to town and left me her
room, so I will improve it
by writing you now. It is
very warm. Yesterday we had
elections in things. I am one
of a committee of three to
get up entertainments in
Alpha every week. It will be
lots of work, but I am bound
to bring the chapter up if it
is a possible thing. I could
have been critic again If I
had chosen, but I had it
understood beforehand that
I would not accept it.


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Our Senior corridor for
next year is to be the 3rd
south. I am sorry It Is so high
up, but then it is so sunny
that it will make up.
We drew lots for choices. There
were 44 of us. With my usual
poor luck, I drew 42. Wasn't
it horrid? However it all
came out well. Nina drew 1,
[so] She said she would
rather room with me than
have a single room, so we
chose the corner room. It is
half as large again as any
other "double-outside", and,
has two lovely windows, one
south and one east. I think
they will let as have two single
beds if we will buy one.
How much are little single
beds? Have you any idea?


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Isn't it funny that
Mary Taylor is in my parlor?
Don't say I shall like her, though.
The other two girls are,— well
one is a "stick," good natured
and imbecile. The other will,
I fancy, need "judicious
snubbing." She is very fond of
trying to strike up sudden
intimacies with people.
I am so glad I have so nice a
room, and more glad yet
that the girls all seemed so
pleased that I had it.
Kate and Lou have that
lovely parlor for two that I told
you of last year. It is a
splendid room and they
will enjoy it lots.
Your letter came Saturday
noon. I hope one will come
tomorrow or Tuesday telling


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what to do about the things
I asked you. I think I will
have my Hawthornes here.
Where shall I send the box
and when? or do you think
a cheap trunk better? I want
to know soon. As to the old
clothes, It is more bother to
get them to New Hampshire
than they are worth, and I
doubt whether there is anything
that would do for Mabel.
I wonder if that overskirt
of my brown dress would
make her anything. There
would be enough for a dress
if it would be pretty. How
big is she. Where could a
box be sent? It would
not be nice to have it far


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from Washington St. for
I dare say some things
want to be fixed, and then
it would not be nice about
packing in the fall. Jennie
Titus seems sure of coming
[back] here next year. I am
glad she is. It will be nice to
have someone from Prov.
for the pleasant side, and
it is hardly possible for
her to annoy me even if she
wished. Of course she will
not wish, for aside from
all other motives, it is a
pretty nice thing for a new
girl to have a senior for a
friend. Miss Terry sent
for me the other day to ask
if I wished for aid next
year. I did not go until
after her office hour, but
she was actually polite and


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acted something as a lady
would. She asked if you
were teaching now, what
kind of a school it was. Asked
if I was not an only child,
said you must be lonesome
and that it would be very
nice for us to be together.
It was nothing more than
any lady would have said
but it was such a shock to
find her polite that I have
not recovered yet from it.
I must stop and go to
call on Miss Woodman
before the bell rings.
Eva M. Tappaa