A letter to Seymour J. Rosenthal, director of Temple University's Center for Community Studies, regarding publication details for the Jewish Community Relations Council study of Jewish merchants in Philadelphia.
Frances Ellen, writes to her sister, Caroline asking her to speak to their father about Ellen's going to the hall during the winter and rooming at Mrs. Johnson's. She gives news about family, friends, a wedding, and a lecture.
Frances Ellen writes to her mother, complaining that there hasn't been news from home except for Caroline's postcard. She says she does not yet have a room-mate, and jokes that her mother must miss having her around to do the many chores at home.
Frances Ellen is unsatisfied with her living arrangements; she complains that two men who do not pay rent live in better conditions than she does. Though progressing in her studies at Oberlin, she struggles with geometry. Frances Ellen notes that...