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#0969: Willa Cather to Carrie Miner Sherwood, May 14 [1929]

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STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
E. D. KREMERS, M. D.
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
J. A. COLLIE, M. D.
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN
ETHEL FANSON, M. D.
PATHOLOGIST
LAS ENCINAS
SANITARIUM
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA2
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GEORGE DOCK, M. D., PRES.
H. G. BRAINERD, M. D.
VICE PRESIDENT
W. JARVIS BARLOW, M. D.
F. C. E. MATTISON, M. D.
STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
Dearest Carrie1;

Would you please forward this letter to Lizzie3? The kind girl remembered mother4 on Mother's Day, and I don't know her address.

I have a room here at the Sanitarium5, and will be here until I start East. Mother has a lovely cottage in this beautiful place, and the best of care, but I think she fails a little all the time. It's very STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
E. D. KREMERS, M. D.
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
J. A. COLLIE, M. D.
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN
ETHEL FANSON, M. D.
PATHOLOGIST
LAS ENCINAS
SANITARIUM
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA2
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GEORGE DOCK, M. D., PRES.
H. G. BRAINERD, M. D.
VICE PRESIDENT
W. JARVIS BARLOW, M. D.
F. C. E. MATTISON, M. D.
STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
heartbreaking to watch it. I will stay as long as I can. I have to be in New York6 by the middle of June to take a Doctor's degree from Yale7. And that is the last degree8, dear Carrie, I'm tired out. Yale has given only one a degree to only one woman writer9 before this, Mrs. Wharton10. This degree of course, is not to be mentioned outside the family until it is announced by the university in June. That's a tangled sentence—it means "keep this dark for the present, Carrie."

STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
E. D. KREMERS, M. D.
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
J. A. COLLIE, M. D.
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN
ETHEL FANSON, M. D.
PATHOLOGIST
LAS ENCINAS
SANITARIUM
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA2
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GEORGE DOCK, M. D., PRES.
H. G. BRAINERD, M. D.
VICE PRESIDENT
W. JARVIS BARLOW, M. D.
F. C. E. MATTISON, M. D.
STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.

Elsie11 and I will both write you in a few days about the window12 for father13.

Mrs. Homer Sherwood14 called yesterday—she seemed much nicer and more sensible than I remembered her as being.

Lovingly Willie