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19A16 Amherst, Mass
Dec. 13, 1912.

Dear Ma:-

It seems pretty soon to be
writing home for money again when
I just recieved ten in the early part
of the week, but all the bills seem to be
coming in fast now and coming as
they do right after the banquet it makes
quite a hole. It seems that $12. is an
awful price to spend on a banquet, but
the fare and banquet alone cost $8.50
and I had to go to the theatre so I didnít
spend it foolishly, and in comparing

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Written shortly before Christmas vacation was scheduled to begin, eighteen-year-old Tom Ashley (1894-1918), asks his mother to please ask his father to send money. His earlier request for ten dollars was granted and now he desperately needs five dollars more. The student is fearful he will fail in his studies and prepares his parents for the fact that he may have to study throughout his vacation to avoid that possibility, meanwhile assuring them that he is not wasting time or money in college.


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Letter to Gertrude Porter Ashley

author   Thomas Williams Ashley (1894-1918)
date   Dec 13, 1912
location   Amherst, Massachusetts
height   6.75"
width   5.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L01.036

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