In the first letter, dated November 5, 1934, Beach writes concerning a young singing student, Ann Kemp, who seeks a junior membership with the MacDowell Club. In the second letter, dated December 12, 1934, Beach writes that she has no new instrumental compositions ready for the upcoming "Composer's Evening" at the MacDowell Club and offers some songs instead.
In the third letter, dated December 22, 1934, Beach provides the titles of three songs that a Miss Shaffner will sing, presumably at the concert mentioned in the previous letter: I have decided upon Mirage / Stella viatoris / Rendezvous. The time of the performance is about seven minutes, all together. The first two are with violin and cello, being really quartettes rather than mere obligato songs. The last I am repeating by request.