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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

Letter from Wilbur A. Sawyer to Margaret Sawyer pdf (175,027 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Wilbur A. Sawyer to Margaret Sawyer
Dr. Sawyer took a roundabout route to the 1950 meeting of the American Public Health Association in St. Louis, and visited daughter Peggy in Winston-Salem, his Rockefeller Foundation colleagues in New York, and his son Bill in Boston on the way. His letters commented on family, accommodations, and sometimes on social conditions en route.
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1950-10-24 (October 24, 1950)
Sawyer, Wilbur A.
Sawyer, Margaret
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Public Health
Exhibit Category:
Post-War Work: UNRRA and Retirement, 1944-1954
Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 2
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Correspondence, 1911-1995
SubSeries: Personal correspondence, 1911-1995
Folder: 1950
October 24, 1950.
Dear Margaret,
I arrived in New York this morning and obtained a room at the Statler, following up some suggestions of Wally's and using the name of the Statler-affiliated hotel in Winston-Salem. My job in W-S was finished before I left, for the new pumpkin had a face carved in it and a lighted candle installed. It looked better than this with a light inside and the orange color gleaming out.
This morning I called on the Am. Soc. Hyg. Assoc. group. All seems to be ready
for the Thursday meeting in the chapel. They are not going to have us climb into the pulpit. We will be in the chancel(?) behind the communion rail.
I called on Andrew Warren, who is working on an agenda for the 22 person committee on the future program of the IHD. Andrew asked after you and sent his best regards. I shall have lunch with him to-morrow. This evening Lewis[?] Hackett had dinner with me here at the hotel. We talked IHD history without stopping for breath except to take a little food alternately.
I bought a copy of The Reporter at a newsstand for you and obtained three copies of a past number of the Journal of Social Hygiene for myself. Please keep the latter for me. They were mailed this morning.
Wally says that his petition movement was entirely independent and was suppressed when he learned of the other, which was already in formation. He was unable to get the two combined. He seems
to think that the present movement is all right in general.
Peggy has an attractive colored girl named Helen, who comes in for certain days of the week. She is a college girl who is staying but a year to earn money.
I saw Strode and Soper together in the former's office and also met Dr. Smith and Dr. Payne. They and their wives are well, also Dr. Smith's two children. I caught a glimpse of Miss Smith and if I see her to-morrow I shall mention maple syrup, with a view to the past and not to future favors.
With love
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