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[postmark: WELLESLEY, MASS. JUL 10 130 P 1906] [along left side in pencil: [E. Greene]]

Miss Anne Whitney

Plymouth

Mass.

[postmark: PLYMOUTH, MASS. REC'D JUL 10 [illegible] PM 1906]

3 Colby St. Wellesley Mass.

July 10-06

Very dear A.W.

I will say it quickly, for it is very hard to say - that I cannot come to you -. If I could do it even between morning & night of one day, to be with such Two for a few hours, I would

fly. We are here, recently dropped into this refuge in a strange country (though among good friends) and my Olive - my AWH, is beginning to feel the benefit of all the coast & sky & sunshine that belong to everybody here. No longer the

fifth floor of a brick house on a resounding street! It is very good for her, & she will get strength again to be herself.

But I can't leave the little camp now. I am fast-acquiring the trick of being in two places at once--perforce--& if

for my great pleasure, I could add the third & be present for an afternoon in Plymouth--well--wouldn't I!

I think of you--we speak so often of you, Horace had a little word about you from the Mortons. It is so good to think of Miss [Fanny] with you.

I wish I could see her. Perhaps she could feel in me what I can never tell her. What her words communicate to me. The incommunicable is theirs. In the "Borderland" it lies hidden. I do think I shall

sometime know her. It was very dear of you to ask me.

You know how glad I shall be to come if some time later in the summer when my Olive is well enough to be left, you can ask me--let me be

with you a little while. I will at least hope for it, and we love you--write old & true love every day. And I am ever your

Lizzy Greene

Letter from Elizabeth Bigelow Greene, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1906 July 10

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