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[Letterhead] [Virginia Association of Colleges and Schools for Girls

Officers for 1916-1917 President Miss Elizabeth P. Cleveland, State Normal School, Harrisburg Secretary Treasurer Miss Mary Somerville Gammon, State Normal School, Fredericksburg Viceo-Presidents Pres. H. G. Noffsinger Virginia Intermont College, Bristol [and] Prin.Charles G. Evans Randolph-Macon Institute, Danville]

State Normal School Harrisonburg, Virginia February 10, 1917

Miss Virginia McKenney Petersburg, Virginia

My dear Miss McKenney:

I was very glad to find in my mail just now a letter from you, although I do not know that I can be of the least service because I do not know the sentiments of the ladies there on the question.

If she is in sympathy with movement, the best one I know of is Miss Vera B. Pettit, Palmyra, Virginia. It would be very easy for you to call up over the phone Mr. Paul Pettit, her brother, now for some years of your city, and ask him her attitude on the question. Whatever he may think, or she may think, about the co-ordinate college, you may be sure of a most courteous response. He is a lawyer. I am sure you know who he is.

Among the young ladies suitable for the vice-chairman I can think of none more apt to get things accomplished than Miss Jennie Perkins Loving, Wilmington, Virginia. Just now she is away teaching, but keeps in touch with things and people over the county better than most whose work does not take them from home.

Mrs Wilbur White, Wilmington, is the energetic head of a club of women who keep hammering away at reading and music and some study of what is going on in the world, going miles to "meet," in spite of weather and bad roads.

[Hand-written text on right margin by recipient of letter] What do you wish Miss Pettit Chr [for Flu?]. Paul is interested & was one to sign telegram sent to Board a yr ago to ask for favorable resolution on the question. You were rec. by Miss Eliz Cleveland & Miss Jas E Irvine Chville who is very enthus about Col & had known her in WDC work. Signed V McK