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M.H.Fowler Memorial Home for the Blind 81 Elm St. Worcester Mass.
[postmark: WORCESTER, MASS. DEC 26 6- PM 1911]
Miss Anne Whitney The Charlesgate Boston Mass.
[typeset letterhead: Memorial Home for the Blind Incorporated 81 Elm Street Worcester, Massachusetts
Board of Directors
President, Dr. John C. Berry 7 Highland Street
Vice-President, Dr. Julius Garst 29 Oread Street
Clerk, Hon. Wm. T. Forbes 23 Trowbridge Road
Treasurer, Mr. Wm. Woodward 794 Main Street
Auditor, Mrs. George A. Barnard Millbrook Street
Mr. George F. Brooks 604 Pleasant Street
Executive Sec., Mrs. Elwyn H. Fowler 81 Elm Street]
[body of letter is handwritten]
Dec. 26- 1911.
Miss Anne Whitney, The Charlesgate. Boston, Mass.
My dear Miss Whitney,
Your generous Christmas gift of $200 to this Home was received Christmas evening when we had a very delightful social home time together here with distribution of gifts. All hearts responded with joy and gratitude. I read aloud your dear letter, for which I thank you more than I can express. I well remember my one visit to you and Miss Manning, with our friend Miss Augusta Brown. I explained to the members of the family your allusion to Miss Manning and her mother. How true it is that "to live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die." Your kind and faithful remembrance of this cause is a great comfort and inspiration, an encouragement to keep sowing the seed even when we do not immediately see the fruition.
Ever yours gratefully and sincerely
Mary Howard Fowler, Ex. Sec.
Fowler, Mary Howard and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Mary Howard Fowler, Worcester, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1911 December 26" (1911). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 696.