Feb 1934 to Mary

foshay-sabin 112917, 20 pages

Here’s an example I’d like to write to Smith about, that this transcribing Florence’s letters is something I’m trying to do as long as I’m trying to read them might as well type what I can make out of them, and this is an example of someone else’s trying to do that, but permission for the 11/11/1929 letter goes back to Ms. Swan, and I don’t know how to get in touch with her. I guess that the Profiles in Science, National Library of Medicine, NIH.gov had done the transcribing:

The Florence R. Sabin Papers

Letter from Florence R. Sabin to Mary Sabin pdf (196,551 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Florence R. Sabin to Mary Sabin
At the end of this letter to her sister Mary, Sabin confides to her sister, “I am dreading the publicity of the P. R. [Pictorial Review] award very much. They will set the newspapers on me most horribly – it will break loose this weekend.” She also mentions that President Hoover will receive her on December 12th, 1929.
Item is handwritten. Number of Image Pages: 5 (196,551 Bytes)
Date: 1929-11-11 (November 11, 1929)
Creator: Sabin, Florence R.
Recipient: Sabin, Mary
Source: Original Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection. Florence Rena Sabin Papers
Rights: Reproduced with permission of Geraldine F. Swan.
Exhibit Category: At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1925-1938
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 14
Nov 11 —
Dear Mary —
I had a nice birthday — the book on L’J[ . . . ] came the very day and I got two lovely Brian Cliff Roses and spent the evening reading the book and enjoyig [sic] the roses — Its [sic] fine — She gives a wonderful picture of the Spanish Inquisition — I think does not portray LJ[ . . . ] as quite as deeply religious — as his pictures
Saturday afternoon I went to see the pictures of a modern Jewish Italian artist who died recently — I copied the name and leave it at home for I want you to ask Miss Strickfield[?] about him — His pictures have an extraordinary lengthenig [sic] of the neck — and I [ . . . ]t them very strange but
the next day I had the most extraordinary clear visual memory of them — It was interesting — The necks and noses were all too long —
Dr. White is comig [sic] to dinner and we are going to see one of the new plays —
I called up Ms Sheldon yesterday to thank her for some[?] concert tickets she has just come back from a Southern[?] trip and saw that she is unusually well — quite rested up — She says that Mr Gordon Stings[?] place is a dream[?] of f[ . . . ] — especially Mrs Devisons[?] house. He is building a wonderful
new room on his.
I am dreading the publicity of the P. R. Award very much — They will set the newspapers on me most horribly — It will break losse [sic] this week end.
In morn I go to my first meeting of the TB. Committee —
With love —
Did I [ . . . ] you that Pres. Hoover is to receive me Dec. 12?
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