A Letter Home, 1916


A letter from Marion Chase to her mother in Smithtown, New Hampshire, written and sent June 28, 1916, on Silver Bay Association stationery. Miss Chase writes, “Yesterday morning I arose at a most unearthly hour. At what time do you suppose? At 2:30 A.M. And what for? In order to climb Sunrise Mountain. About thirty-five girls in all went. There were six guides. The climb was pretty hard. The view was magnificent, there being 29 ranges of mountains to be seen. The sunrise itself was very ordinary, since there were no beautiful colors preceding it. We got back at about 5:15 and tumbled back into bed.”

Note the view of Jabe’s Pond on the envelope, and the campus and stone tower on the letterhead. I believe the photos are by J.S. Wooley.


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