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[[upper left margin]] 2 [[/upper left margin]] repeating the advice expressed in a former letter to [[red underline]] my sister [[/red underline]] that she should give away her furniture and belongings to the poor in Ghent and go to board in Holland somewhere. I also thanked Van Hee for his intervention and asked him to enquire about that draft. [[vertical underlined annotation in left margin]] Urea resin [[/vertical annotation in left margin]] Then I spent practically all day alone in laboratory carrying out experiments in relation to [[underlined]] new reaction [[/underlined]] (See laboratory journal) This reminds me of old times of 1907. There is no doubt that these [[red underline]] last six or seven years have brought out my age. [[/red underline]] This is particularly noticeable by my eye-sight. [[red underline]] I am compelled now to wear glasses for all [[/red underline]] laboratory work. Three years ago this was not necessary. Remained in laboratory till [[end page]] [[start page]] [[upper left margin]] 3 [[/upper left margin]] after 5 P.M and laid out long program for future work. This subject will keep us busy again for a long time Quiet evening reading till time to go to bed. [[annotation in left margin]] Jan. 2. [[/annotation]] It starts snowing. Spent morning in laboratory work. [[red underline]] Lawrence [[/red underline]] there but [[red underline]] Hamlin [[/red underline]] and [[red underline]] Gothelf [[/red underline]] away. Miss Evans not here. Worked somewhat in lab. during afternoon. [[red underline]] George [[/red underline]] came back from Adirondacks tonight. [[annotation in left margin]] Jan 3 1915 [[/annotation]] (Sunday). [[red underline]] George [[/red underline]] looks well. Came back with his big snowshoes, mocassins and winter outfit. Says it was everyday below zero Fahrenheit, sometimes -30° F. Everybody had to use snowshoes also [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] three Jones children Had to carry their baggage on toboggan sleds which they pulled themselves. Brought [[red underline]] 5 Beaver skins with him [[/red underline]]
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