At the end of this letter to her sister Mary, Sabin confides to her sister, "I am dreading the publicity of the P. R.
[Pictorial Review] award very much. They will set the newspapers on me most horribly - it will break loose this weekend."
She also mentions that President Hoover will receive her on December 12th, 1929.
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1929-11-11 (November 11, 1929)
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: 14
Nov 11 --
Dear Mary --
I had a nice birthday -- the book on L'J[ . . . ] came the very day and I got two lovely Brian Cliff Roses and spent the
evening reading the book and enjoyig [sic] the roses -- Its [sic] fine -- She gives a wonderful picture of the Spanish Inquisition
-- I think does not portray LJ[ . . . ] as quite as deeply religious -- as his pictures
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Saturday afternoon I went to see the pictures of a modern Jewish Italian artist who died recently -- I copied the name and
leave it at home for I want you to ask Miss Strickfield[?] about him -- His pictures have an extraordinary lengthenig [sic]
of the neck -- and I [ . . . ]t them very strange but
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the next day I had the most extraordinary clear visual memory of them -- It was interesting -- The necks and noses were all
too long --
Dr. White is comig [sic] to dinner and we are going to see one of the new plays --
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I called up Ms Sheldon yesterday to thank her for some[?] concert tickets she has just come back from a Southern[?] trip and
saw that she is unusually well -- quite rested up -- She says that Mr Gordon Stings[?] place is a dream[?] of f[ . . . ] --
especially Mrs Devisons[?] house. He is building a wonderful
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new room on his.
I am dreading the publicity of the P. R. Award very much -- They will set the newspapers on me most horribly -- It will break
losse [sic] this week end.
In morn I go to my first meeting of the TB. Committee --
With love --
Did I [ . . . ] you that Pres. Hoover is to receive me Dec. 12?