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The Virginia Apgar Papers

Title:
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Helen M. Voorhees pdf (66,310 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Helen M. Voorhees
Description:
Apgar, newly graduated from Mount Holyoke College, wrote to tell Voorhees, director of the MHC Appointment Bureau, that she would not be working as a camp counselor during the summer, but had found a job with a Harvard physician's family, "because of the opportunity to be among scientific people." The medical family, the Drinkers, would be Apgar's lifelong friends.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (66,310 Bytes)
Date:
1929-07-26 (July 26, 1929)
Creator:
Apgar, Virginia
Recipient:
Voorhees, Helen M.
Mount Holyoke College
Source:
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Trustees Biographical Files: Apgar, Virginia [RG 3.2]
Box 1, Folder 1: 1923-1969.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Peter A. Apgar.
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Unique Identifier:
CPBBDS
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
My dear Miss Voorhees,
I meant, before I left in June, to tell you of a change in my summer plans, which I believe is not recorded with the Appointment Bureau. There was such a rush at the last minute, that I neglected to do this.
After Easter vacation, Miss Turner told me of a summer position, open in the family of Dr. Cecil K Drinker, of the Harvard School of Public Health - that of being sort of a companion to the two children, ages 12 and 7, at their farm in Hudson, Mass. The remuneration for the summer was to be $300. Because of the opportunity to be among scientific people, (Mrs. D. is also an M.D.), and because of the excellent pay, I thought it worth while to undertake to cancel my camp contract- with Camp Highfields. Miss Marshall, with whom I communicated, was very lovely about it, agreed with me entirely, and cancelled the contract. I went to Boston, and interviewed the Drinkers, which resulted in my obtaining the position. So I am here in Hudson being a "governess" instead of teaching tennis in Maine.
May I thank you again for offering me the position in Maine. The interview I had with Miss Marshall was very satisfactory, and she has asked me to come some summer in a medical capacity.
I hope you will have a pleasant summer,- not too busy,- but I can hardly imagine your being idle.
Very truly yours,
Virginia Apgar
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