Dr. Sawyer was in Georgia and Alabama inspecting malaria and hookworm control programs from late August to early October 1924,
while his family finished a vacation in northern Michigan and prepared to move back to New York City. In this letter Sawyer
reports that his trip has been extended a little longer than planned, and discusses some family logistics.
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1924-09-30 (September 30, 1924)
Sawyer, Wilbur A.
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From Hookworm to Yellow Fever: Rockefeller Foundation, 1919-1927
This is the last day of September, and last night's mail brought me a letter from Dr. Heiser suggesting that I go from
Andalusia to Montgomery, Alabama, to see the State Board of Health's work there and then come on to New York. I expect
to arrive at 160th Street by the 5th of October and possibly sooner. I am sending a check for $100, which I hope will be
enough to last till I arrive. It is a new month and there is more money in the checking account.
I expect to leave here to-morrow or the next day, so send no more mail here.
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By parcel post I am sending a bundle containing my heavy boots, some laundry, my bathing suit, etc. The N.Y. office forwarded
me a huge volume of the proceedings of the Far Eastern Association of Trop. Med. and this made it doubly necessary to send
on some of the excess weight and volume of luggage.
The letters from Peggy and Gertrude and Billy came yesterday and were joyously received. Give all the children my love.
I shall answer the letters in due season. They were good letters. Billy draws like Abe Martin.