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The Henry Swan Papers

Title:
Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan pdf (880,166 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan
Description:
On October 19, 1954, Presley, then a 34 year old mother of two, had her atrial septal defect repaired by Swan. She had a third child several months after the first anniversary of this life-changing surgery. She sent Swan an update each year on that anniversary from 1955 to 1995. Presley died in 1996, over 40 years after Swan repaired the defect.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (880,166 Bytes)
Date:
1993-10-19 (October 19, 1993)
Creator:
Presley, Clarabell
Recipient:
Swan, Henry
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Janet DeFelice.
Exhibit Category:
Learning from the Lungfish: Studies of Hiberation, 1963-1988
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1989) pdf (666,951 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1983) pdf (829,212 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Henry Swan to Clarabell Presley (December 12, 1979) pdf (75,518 Bytes) ocr (2,445 Bytes)
/ps/access/HPBBLK.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1979) pdf (1,136,758 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Henry Swan to Clarabell Presley (November 8, 1974) pdf (36,591 Bytes) ocr (1,059 Bytes)
/ps/access/HPBBLM.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 27, 1974) pdf (548,854 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Henry Swan to Clarabell Presley (October 26, 1959) pdf (56,046 Bytes) ocr (1,098 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1959) pdf (88,084 Bytes) ocr (805 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1955) pdf (1,756,252 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 30
Unique Identifier:
HPBBLG
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Surgical Records, 1940-1996
SubSeries: Private Patients, 1944-1996
Folder: M-Z [photographs], 1946-1996
Transcript:
Oct 19, 1993
Dear Dr Swan:
Another year and I'm still going strong. It was 39 years ago today when had my surgery. There were many times in my sixties I didn't think I'd make it to seventy. I turned 73 two weeks ago and feel great. I had to have my pacemaker replaced in August, but other than that have had no problems in the past year. Still work part time for the emergency doctor and remain active at church, lodge, etc.
My family is fine and the grandchildren are all young adults in college now.
It is so good to hear from you each year. It sounded like you and Mrs. Swan got a great deal of pleasure from your gardens.
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[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
How lucky your are to have each other. The one thing I would like to have had different in my life, is for Roy to have lived to share the years. He has been gone 23 years. In spite of all my heart problems, I feel I have had a good and full life. It just would have been nice to have my mate.
Please let me hear from you and how everything is with you.
As always love,
Clarabell
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2013-02-04
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