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[postmark: BOSTON MASS DEC 18 9-30 A 19 12] [postage stamp: U.S.POSTAGE 2 CENTS]
Miss Anne Whitney
17 Chestnut St.
December 18, 1912
Ever since you asked about Mrs Dall. I have had it in mind to let you know whenever I should hear from her. I send a letter received from her the last of November; I answered it & she returned a few lines not in her own hand thanking for what I sent, & saying she should soon tell my mother of her gratitude to me! This note is lost -
Two days ago I received the
note from her son, which I enclose.
I have heard nothing further; & I have looked in the list of deaths in the papers without finding her name. I wrote to Wm Dall, that I could not regret her passing as she so much desired to go, & found life so full of suffering.
And now how are you? I have many times thought of you & wished to go & see you; I have not been able to do so, having for several weeks a disabling cold & cough.
So Morton is expected today here; she has delayed her return on account of my incompetence. I think she is somewhat better than during the summer, which was a poor time with her.
Lizzy Greene has been injudicious enough to fall down stairs & bruise herself from top to toe:- literally! She is in bed with a nurse & doing well; - no bones broken fortunately - only her "self respect" she says!
I have lovely Mrs Dargan's new book - unread so far; - I look forard to it.
I suppose you dont want the notices any more; I send them in case!
And I can love you in my seclusion, just the same! - Yours EHB
Bartol, Elizabeth H. and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Elizabeth H. Bartol, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1912 December 18" (1912). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 503.