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Hall and I went to University Club.  George is to day fifteen years old. At his age I was [[strikethrough]] already [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] I believe in the same mental condition as he is with the difference that he has had the benefit of better intellectual environment.  I had to do everything by myself and find my own way. The only help I had was the encouragement of my beloved mother. There were fifteen candles burning on the cake which was served this evening at dinner.
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February.8. Milder weather and thaw, then snow. We made a run? of Varnish 100 kilos and I began to put some shape in library of laboratory by classing my samples. Stocks have dropped still further during these last days. My
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paper losses since purchasing these 300 shares [[insertion]] for which I paid in full as usually [[/insertion]] amount already to way over $3000! outside of depreciation of the stock I had. This stock market is a disheartening and demoralizing game!
I feel entirely well again. No dizziness nor headache to day.
Feb. 9. Schroeder of J McKenna' came here and told me wanted to use B for making [[underlined]] paint remover with acetone [[/underlined]]. Gave him samples he wanted and some advice.
Feb. 10. Busy as usually
Feb. 11. Went to New York first to [[S.I. Peters?]] then Seligsberg then to D & F. Co then [[strikethrough]] to [[/strikethrough]] then to meeting Am. Chem Society. This was the evening of the Physiologist [[underlined]] Dr. Levesse & Lusk [[/underlined]] read papers; Impresses me as much noise for nothing. I believe these people live in a very narrow circle and seldom come in
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