Letters to My Tutor…

My dearest Simone,

I haven’t had a chance to start my anthropology lectures as of yet. I do hope to be caught up and into a more regular routine with my classes (chemistry, chemistry lab, and precalculus) by the beginning of next week. I continue to learn things about my study habits and abilities such as I can do my math well while more tired than I can do chemistry. I’m making adjustments.

While browsing around for female chemists for a report, I came across a black, female chemist and anthropologist, Eslanda Goode Robeson (1896-1965). She received a B. S. in chemistry from Columbia University, and later a degree in anthropology from the London School of Economics . She engaged in extensive research in Africa and she lived for a long period in the Soviet Union. My local library has a copy of one of her books, African Journey. I will add it to that list of books that hopefully I’ll get around to soon.

Yours truly,