203 Josselyn Hall, Vassar
Dearest Mother and Dad -
Your letter didn’t come until Saturday afternoon and as no mail goes out from here Sunday’s , Tomorrow morning's mail is the earliest I can catch - I do hope you won’t have to wait for this to be forwarded to you at San Fran. for I know you’ll be wanting to hear from me. Of course, I landed back at college safe and sound, and before twenty-four hours had elapsed, was back into the old routine of life. This week-end I have spent working on my semester’s paper for House Sanitation, subject - Tuberculosis, - and now, praises be, it’s all written and copied, ready to hand in. That is the last of my topics for this year and it certainly is a relief to realize that I have finished all the heavy work of the semester so soon.
Dorothy Parker has had a guest for over the week end, a celebrated concert-singer from San Francisco who is [East]
We have to decide our next year’s rooming pretty soon, and I’m having a terrible time to decide whether to go into a single or to take a single alley way [in]
Now regards June and Silver Bay, etc. Gladys Lyall, Grace Harvey, Freddie Mosscrop and Dorthy Parker have all invited me to visit them. Dorothy rather strongly expects me to come out to Chicago this summer as I couldn’t go for this winter and she suggested that I come out and have you all pick me up on the way back. That’s merely a suggestion. My original idea was this: to go to Glad’s for a few days so as to keep peace in the family, then go on to Freddies’ and later
Then you asked about the state of my finances. I returned to old V[assar] C[ollege] with $15.00 and promptly spend $4.50 for class stationery that I had ordered and $2.75 for class tax. Now inasmuch as it will take practically the rest for this N[ew] Y[ork] week end, I fear [me] I will need some to pay for my gift to Senior Parlor, some books which I have to purchase, a nightgown which I bought and have embroidered for myself (Dad saw it - it’s a darling) a small [lied] at the Inn and sundry other miscellaneouses. I wanted to get myself a white blazer when I went to N[ew] Y[ork] but I’ve decided
Speaking of clothes, if you’re looking ahead as far as my birth day and are wondering what to bring me from the far West, I should like a mandarin-coat better than anything I know of - something in white, [blue] and pink - you know the kind, all embroidered with butterflies and dragons and things.
If I don’t forget it, I’ll enclose the very nice letter I received from Mrs. Mosscrop the other day.
Did I write you that I am Third Hall Play Committee and am to have entire charge of the singing and dancing? We are
It’s a scandalous hour and I fear I’m contracting writer’s cramp, besides, so I must stop. With much love - for everybody, and hopes for a safe and happy trip,
Mrs. B.O. Tilden
April 18 1913