I ran across this charming invitation in an unexpected place. Ordinarily I’ll find things like this in student scrapbooks but this one turned up in the Information Files. Even as an object it’s quite lovely–very heavy stock, embossed seals and beautiful engraving–but I also find the notion of inviting the entire student body to tea quite a happy one. What an event that must have been, how exciting for the students. (I do wonder who Mrs. Lovett’s friends were. If I had to guess I’d bet faculty wives.)
The only thing I don’t know is what year it was held but it had to have been very early. The file I found it in was labeled “Edith Leeseman” and she graduated in 1916 with the first class.