Letter from Florence R. Sabin to Ella Strong Denison
In this letter Sabin thanks Denison for sending money with which to buy a car. Despite seeming set on a Dodge, Sabin bought
a Franklin, which she named "Susan B. Anthony."
Item is handwritten.
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1923-03-16 (March 16, 1923)
Sabin, Florence R.
Denison, Ella Strong
Original Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection. Florence Rena Sabin Papers
Reproduced with permission of Geraldine F. Swan.
On the Faculty at 'The Hopkins', 1902-1925
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 2
My dear Mrs. Denison,
That's the most wonderful thing that ever happened! I came home last night after a terrible day at the Court over Mrs.
Hooker's trial, feeling too down to imagine that anything could possibly cheer me up. Perhaps you can imagine what the
week has been like when I tell you that I had accepted an invitation to Mrs. Weed's to meet Dr. William Welch and the
new professor of medicine for Wednesday night, and plum forgot it!!! And went to the theatre just to stop thinking. In the
midst of such a week, the very worst I ever lived through, came the letter. When the check fell out, I just stared at it;
then I thought you wanted me to look up a fellowship for it. And then I read the letter!!
I never can thank you enough--it's going to be just wonderful--it will be a Dodge, don't you think so? Dr. Weed says
a Gardner, but Dr. Cunningham says a Dodge. I think that it will be better to wait until September, but what fun it will be.
I don't think that I have ever wanted anything as much as an automobile. I shall deposit the check tomorrow; today was
too hectic. We had oral examinations and in the midst of them I had to give a demonstration of blood to a visiting medical
I will write again in a day or so when I have been over to the Dodge shop and found out how long it takes to get a car. I
just can't imagine how it will seem to really own one. I can just imagine watching that stock[?] go up! I wrote Mary about
getting a car, meaning about four or five years hence, and she made me laugh by writing that I better wait until next year.
I think that I wrote back not to worry for it would be certainly a few years yet before I got one.