In this letter Sabin tells her sister Mary about her recent activities, including work-related outings. "Miss Skinner"
is Comelia Otis Skinner, a well-known actress and author. Dr. Lillian Welsh and Dr. Mary Sherwood are old friends in Baltimore.
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1926-04-17 (April 17, 1926)
Sabin, Florence R.
Original Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection. Florence Rena Sabin Papers
Reproduced with permission of Geraldine F. Swan.
At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1925-1938
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 11
April 17, 1926.
The Flexners gave a grand party yesterday at the Cosmopolitan Club with Miss Skinner giving Monologues. She is Otis Skinner's
daughter and is very attractive. Everyone had a good time. Afterward I went to dinner with the Rous family. Peyton Rous
is a man who was in the Hookers class in the medical school who has been at the Institute for a long time. He is one of the
members and is a very able man, he is editor of the Journal of Experimental Medicine so he reads all of our papers.
This is the time of the staff luncheon and I am all ready to go to it with my amber beads. All the scientific directors will
be here and it ought to be very nice.
Dr. Welsh is coming up Friday night and we will go on to Vassar together in the evening. Then Saturday afternoon we shall
come back to New York and she will stay in my apartment while I go on to Baltimore and Washington. I shall take the Midnight
down to Baltimore have breakfast with Dr. Sherwood and then go on out to the Hookers for the day. Shall take an early morning
train to Washington. I will send you my address in Washington. Return here on the night train Wednesday all ready for work
with our rabbits.