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[[strikethrough]] WEDNESDAY, JULY  22, 1936 [[/strikethrough]]
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He told me of a scheme [[strikethrough]] alls a [[/strikethrough]] he & the painter want to put over - which is to get artists paid for exhibiting their work. He says lots of people come to see wild experimental exhibits [[strikethrough]] but [[/strikethrough]] with no idea of buying, & the museums & shippers & insurance & everyone gets paid except the artists who don't sell their work because [[strikethrough]] he [[/strikethrough]] they are pathetically willing to do it for the flattery [[/strikethrough]] alone [[/strikethrough]] alone of having been asked to. [[strikethrough]] They [[/strikethrough]] Mrs Manship said the other day she telephoned George Grey Barnard, & when she asked to speak with him the maid said "I am sorry he can't come to the phone because he is concieving"! I left there [[strikethrough]] to [[/strikethrough]] before I wanted [[strikethrough]] to [[/strikethrough]] (though Mrs M said to come [[strikethrough]] back [[/strikethrough]] & see them whenever I [[strikethrough]] want [[/strikethrough]] choose to) [[strikethrough]] in a [[/strikethrough]] to go to a movie of [[strikethrough]] Ses [[/strikethrough]] African animal photo slides which Aunt E asked me to. What marvelous photos! Apparently buffaloes lions & elephants & Rhinos are the most dangerous beasts of all, though Rhinos are too dumb to be in that class. Theodore Roosevelt


[[strikethrough]] THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1936 [[/strikethrough]]
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describes them as standing for hours "lost in prehistoric thought." All this led to an invitation to the preview opening of Akeley Hall next week which will be [[strikethrough]] beautifully [[/strikethrough]] full of animal heat for me. I saw Dwight Morrow Jr [[strikethrough]] on th [[/strikethrough]] as I came out, & he looked blooming. Well - I seem at least to be learning the art of living in New York, which consists of [[strikethrough]] eliminating ones social & vocational ver a process [[/strikethrough]] a high-powered process of elimination dependent on knowing what one wants, & guiding oneself in those directions both socially & mentally with tremendous & speedy judgement. It takes so much self-sufficiency & tact & discrimination & years of experience in this overstimulating overpopulated fluster of flourishment that I never thought I would find myself leading a peaceful & yet rich life - both socially & artistically - which is what I want! One [[strikethrough]] thing about a [[/strikethrough]] reward in specializing in an interest is the richness it brings you & the interesting people
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