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11 Quincy Street,
April 20 [written in pencil: ]
Dear Miss Whitney:
I missed you again today, calling at your house & learning - to my great pleasure - that you were off on a vacation.
Yes, I should like another visit to beautiful Shelburne, but see little prospect of it this Summer. I go to the Hospital in
early July for another little operation, after which I must keep pretty quiet. Of this at present I say nothing to my friends.
Mrs. Nixdorff is just going abroad for the summer; & when she returns in the Autumn will settle with her son in New York, where he has entered a law office. So this pleasant partnership comes to an end.
I am glad you like
the book & find elusive Alice there. She is such a difficult creature to catch & imprison between two covers! And how angry she would be at my very attempt! But if I can make more people love her, I shall not mind her wrath.
Palmer, George Herbert and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from George Herbert Palmer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, 1908 April 20" (1908). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 887.