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[postmark: [CHILMARK, MASS. AUG 28 A.M. 1914]]

Miss Whitney

Rocky Point

Plymouth, Mass.

Chilmark, Mass.

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.

Letter from Alice Stone Blackwell, Chilmark, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1914 August 27

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