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11 Quincy Street,


April 20 [written in pencil: [1908]]

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.

Sincerely yours,


Letter from George Herbert Palmer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, 1908 April 20



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