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[postmark: [CHILMARK, MASS. AUG 28 A.M. 1914]]
Aug. 27, 1914
Dear Miss Whitney:
Mrs. Dargan tells me that you proposed to make an excursion down here and visit me! I feel much complimented that you should wish to do so, although I think she was right in dissuading you, for we are some twenty miles from the nearest railroad, and so long and so rough a trip would hardly be wise for you to undertake.
I shall look forward to seeing you when we get back to Boston.
A few days ago I got a letter from Miss Rose Hollingsworth, who was at the Charlesgate this spring. She says: "We (this means herself & her mother, Mrs. Polly Hollingsworth) had the pleasure of meeting Miss Whitney - saw her only a few times in the two or three weeks before we all separated for the summer, & we are hoping to be allowed to see more of her next winter. She is so alive, for all her physical frailty, so [deletion: aw] awake and interested and interesting!" [deletion: I] Mrs. Barrows, who met you when you came out to [deletion: vis] my house at Pope's Hill, wants
to be remembered to you also. She & her family quite fell in love with you on that occasion.
She and I, with three of my cousins, were spilt out of an automobile about ten days ago, & had a very narrow escape of our lives. However, we all did escape. Another machine ran into ours from behind, in trying to pass us, & drove our car up the bank & into a stone
wall, & turned it completely over. I got off with fewer bruises than anybody, though my nose looked for some days as if I had been having a personal encounter with some anti.
Give my love to Mrs. Dargan, & tell her I am very glad she is here with you instead of in England under the war-cloud - though all our hearts are under it. I do hope you are comfortable, & able to enjoy this glorious weather.
Always yours affectionately, Alice Stone Blackwell
P.S. I was trying to tell Esther Borrows about the Englishman who said women sculptors were no good, & American sculptors in general not much better; & that the only statue at the national capital worth mentioning was Sam Adams. Tell Mrs. Dargan about that; she would enjoy it.
Blackwell, Alice Stone and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Alice Stone Blackwell, Chilmark, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1914 August 27" (1914). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 524.