Stanford University, Cal. Oct. 13th 1895.
My dear Anni -
Rah, rah, rah, rah rah rah, rah rah rah - Stanford!!!
The second decision is rendered in favor of Mrs Stanford and the University - Dr. Jordan was in San Francisco yesterday, and on reaching Palo Alto - the boys had gotten a hack - decorated it with [chairs?] [?] and attaching a long rope it it, drew him and Mrs. Jordan to Roble - (as many as could get hold of the rope - ) where he made a very enthusiastic speech, closing with the words - "The door of Stanford University will never close"!
Rose and I missed it all except [the-bon-fera?], for we missed the 5:30 train and had to come on the 6:40. I had gone up to talk with [Flo?] a little. Rose to [get?] her waist - which is very pretty -
but wont be done until Thursday. - Then having the rest of the afternoon, our idle brains cast about to see what we could do. - "Trilby" is having a popular run now and many of the Profs. went up to see it - Dr. Jordan & wife included - so we decided if we could get cheap seats we would go. The seats were a 1.00 % a dollar too high but we managed to get good seats in the gallery for 35 cents and there were all respectable people around us. It was in the 2nd gallery and we didn't know what (at first) we were getting into: but what was our astonishment to see a number of our Stanford friends among our neighbors! It is a very strong play - our writing improper in the presentation Rose enjoyed every minute of it - but we had to come away before the last act in order to catch our train but then missed it. Hasn't that prevoking?
Louis Clark sent me last night another picture of herself. She is devoted to her camera and takes many good pictures.
I am afraid [?] will be discouraged
about our picture - but expect to see Mr. Heath in the morning.
My Art History study is going to be just what I have wanted. Our preliminary work is ended Friday when we had to go over to the Hacksmith shpo - and mold iron, to get an idea of the difficulties that the people in the iron age had to contend with in making their decorations. Now we are going to study early Grecian art. Prof. Miller is to give us a tank on Phidias.
The syllabi came safely - and many thanks. I will return them after the exam. They came just in the nick of time.
This afternoon, while I was studying Mrs. Wilson come in bringing me a little note and a tiny package from Mrs. Howell. And what do you think was in it? Just the darn littlest ruby ring you ever saw. Isn't it sweet and lovely of her and the girls! It seems that Marina's husband is interested in a ruby mine - She gave me the stone - Marina has it
cut and set and Mrs. Howell brought it to me. I think nothing ever pleased me more, for it was so sweet of them to want to do such a thing for me. But it is such a beauty too. The Australian rubies are darker than others and certainly this is a very rich one. It is set simply, on a round hand in a 6 pronged claw. I call it my birthday present since it is so near the date, and I want one of your good letters and then I shall have had a very lovely 24th birthday.
Mrs. [Tromee?] and Mrs. Adams said Thursday - but she says they hope to make San Jose their home sometime again, but I doubt it.
Stanford University, Cal. Dec. 15 1898
My dearest Nannie,-
Your letter came yesterday, it was such a dear of you not to worry when we had been so [?] in writing, but the truth is that Theodora and I are busier than two feet, Theodora especially with her extra paper in Drawing. I am not having so many exams as the professors are cutting their [?]. There has been great excitmenet over cheating. Through the very bold dishonesty of one girl and several boys in the Economic department it was discovered that cheating was a very general practice among the students. The girl was expelled as were three boys, and [?] feeling ran high with for and against. There was a meeting of the student body last Wednesday when it was dcided that a committee of seven students be appoitned to be inferior to that of the faculty on student affairs. When any one was reported as being seen cheating the name of the accuser and the accused was to be brought up in this lower court and judgment [?] be passed as to [?], appeal would be made to the faculty committee. The meeting was a very strong one and quite an experience in college life, but finally the vote was in majority for such a cooperation with the faculty in irradicating so great an evil. We were [?]