AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Mrs. Jessie Thatcher Rost
Dear Mrs. Bo st:
July 22, 1925
I very gre&tly ap reciate our letter of July lOth. I
have long .vanted to do scmething that .vou.ld help to perpet~ate
history at this in3titution and hence I hit upon the idea of
naming the new girl co • ·lonni tory after some charac tar connected
with the school. I•· doing that, I tho!lght of the irst woman
graduate as I ~ow that other schools have honored their fir t
voman graduate in so~e similar way, so when I begru1 to look up
the record, I found your name ani I think that accounts for it.
Also, I rem •nber meeting you when you were here last year at the
reunion of your class.
I do not knov1 if we .vi 11 have a ro rnerstone laying or not.
If we o, I Ji 11 certainly let you kllllw. -rhe do:rmitory is being
built rapidly. ~he ce~ent worz is up to the third floor now,
hence you see the work has been so fast I have not had much time
to think of ceremony. In all probability, no cornerstone laying
ceremony can be provided. I~ .m should make that plan ho11ever,
I will ee to it that you are notified so that you can be here.
I we do not lay a cornerstone, then I plan to put a bronze
tablet in the reception room, "'ivlne the name and the reason ""or
naming of the dor.nitory. I am glad to say that the name has been
accepted vith a great deal of satisfaction, it seems to me, here
at the co ller;e.
I van t you to know that Mr. Clinkenbeard, o 1 va, as the
man who made the motion to pass the resolution naming the donnitory
"Jessie Thatcher Hall" i:!l honor of yourself.
Very truly yours,.
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