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Juia Hammer's letter to Emma Hoadley
Feb. 26, 1888
My dear Emma.-
What a dear girl you are to write me those Sat.night letters! I expect that I have some more note paper, but I am actually too lazy to look for it.
Don't be frightened, I will not write on much of it. I did intend to write you last week but I was so busy. I must tell you "first off" of our Washington Party. Tuesday noon Prof. Salmon, our history teacher, asked her History department to meet her in the lecture room. She said she wanted us to celebrate the coming day in some way. She said we would have an old-fashioned New England supper. Then it was decided that the whole college should dress in colonial style.
It was perfectly wonderful to see the beautiful gowns the girls got up at such
Actually I never saw girls look so charming in all my life.
Emma and I together with a few
Emma and I were invited to a spread in Edith Greer's room (It is her brother that came to call on me with Lucy N's cousin) There were quakers there and Lafayette(?) and his friends etc. Miss G. had had a box from home - lovely fruit-cake, white frosted cake then she had fruit-cream & macaroons & kisses from Smith's in town.
There has been lots going on since I came back, but I guess you are looking for the end so I will make it here. I am so sorry, Emma, for the loss of your friend.
With much love,
[Julia (Hammer) Eaton, spec.'86-88]
Your letters on Sat night are so nice. You take the hint? Won't you tell Annie that I can't take the time to tell her all this about the W-Day. Won't you read it too her. I wouldn't look this letter over for anything so you must do the correcting.