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Attraction of Wellesley Girls for Harvard Students Doubles That of Vassar--Average of 60 Letters Received Every Day


The attraction of Wellesley girls for Harvard men, if one is to judge by the amount of mail which goes out daily from the Brattle Square postoffice station, is still the greatest in the colleges of the north.

A recent count taken at the postoffice through which most Harvard mail goes on its outward trip reveals that an average of 60 letters a day is sent by students to Wellesley College. To Smith go half as many, 30 per day. Vassar girls receive but 20 a day, and Bryn Mawr places a poor fourth with but 12 daily.

Evidently the Wellesley girl is a sort of golden mean. Students are familiar with the studious Vassar girl, the social Smith type, and the athletic maiden of Bryn Mawr. Perhaps the explanation for the number of letters which travel from Harvard to Wellesley every day is explained by the fact that the Wellesley girl is near at hand. Or perhaps she is, as has been suggested above, the happy combination of the qualities of students at the three other leading feminine colleges of the north.

At any rate, she rates above her rivals, by correspondence at least, if not by invitations to Harvard parties.

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