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The Henry Swan Papers

Title:
Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan pdf (829,212 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 (829,212 Bytes)
Date:
1983-10-19 (October 19, 1983)
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, 1993) pdf (880,166 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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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 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:
HPBBLJ
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, 1983
Dear Dr. Swan:
It was 29 years ago today you gave me a new lease on life. The years have flown by and for the most part have been very good years.
As you know I now have a pacemaker, but get along very well. I retired from my job last Oct. I've really enjoy the past year with no pressures or dead lines, just doing what I want to do. I spent a lot of time with my grandchildren (5 of them). I volunteer one day a week at the hospital, and travel chance I get.
I talked with Dr. Richter tonite. He is
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well and sends his regards.
I didn't hear from you last year after I wrote, but hope you are well and will have time to write this year. Please say hello to Dr. Blount for me. I remember you both so well and so fondly.
With kindest regards,
Clarabell Pressley
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2013-02-04
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