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of art at Smith College who is down here at Gloucester  I met him the other day in Vals a large heavy dark smooth faced Yankee with a slow monotonous voice.  Looks like an eccentric minister or a queer doctor.  I couldn't help it but I took a severe dislike for him.  He said Brandyce had been ill this year, very ill.  Tuesday decide to go into Boston to see Vose.  Sun comes out but air is not very warm.  Carol goes down to see Mrs. Little and agrees I'd better go to Boston and see what I can do there raising some funds.  Find Gloucester townspeople still under spell of the epidemic.  Mrs. McCarty says Ruth was better yesterday but today the iceman told Roy she was dead and he had rushed off over there.  Mrs. McC was inclined to think the iceman mistaken but at any rate Roy rushed over to see.  Stop as usual at Salem where I write this in P.O. just having missed the 2 PM trolley to Boston.  See young Thomson who says he bought the [[Rydon?]].

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