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Letter from Emma Goldman to Lillian Wald

Letter from Emma Goldman to Lillian Wald

New York, November 12, 1904

Dear Miss Wald,

The enclosed note I received to day, as a reply to my inquiry regarding advertisement rates in the American Journal for Nurses.

I do not quite understand, whether Miss Palmer wants to know from what school of nursing I graduated, or where I studied scalp treatment.

I can not tell Miss Palmer that I could not graduate as a nurse, because I was arrested shortly before my graduation, nor can I tell her that I

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trained under the name E.G and not Smith.

Do you trust me sufficiently Miss Wald, to give me a recommendation, to write a few lines for me to Miss Palmer?

I certainly think that the care of the scalp and face is a branch of nursing, since there are scientific courses for both in Vienna, Eatingurh and certain cities in Sweden.

I studied massage and electrotherapy in Vienna, also scalp and face disease and the treatment ----under Prof. Bruly. Unfortunately, I am so situated, that I can not come out under my own name.

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I do not wish you to write to Miss Palmer, unless you fell you can do so with ease. I think you know me enough to trust me, at least I hope so.

Sincerely,
Emma Goldman

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Letter from Emma Goldman to Lillian Wald

New York, November 12, 1904

Dear Miss Wald,

The enclosed note I received to day, as a reply to my inquiry regarding advertisement rates in the American Journal for Nurses.

I do not quite understand, whether Miss Palmer wants to know from what school of nursing I graduated, or where I studied scalp treatment.

I can not tell Miss Palmer that I could not graduate as a nurse, because I was arrested shortly before my graduation, nor can I tell her that I

[Page 2]

trained under the name E.G and not Smith.

Do you trust me sufficiently Miss Wald, to give me a recommendation, to write a few lines for me to Miss Palmer?

I certainly think that the care of the scalp and face is a branch of nursing, since there are scientific courses for both in Vienna, Eatingurh and certain cities in Sweden.

I studied massage and electrotherapy in Vienna, also scalp and face disease and the treatment ----under Prof. Bruly. Unfortunately, I am so situated, that I can not come out under my own name.

[Page 3]

I do not wish you to write to Miss Palmer, unless you fell you can do so with ease. I think you know me enough to trust me, at least I hope so.

Sincerely,
Emma Goldman

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Letter from Emma Goldman to Lillian Wald

New York, November 12, 1904

Dear Miss Wald,

The enclosed note I received to day, as a reply to my inquiry regarding advertisement rates in the American Journal for Nurses.

I do not quite understand, whether Miss Palmer wants to know from what school of nursing I graduated, or where I studied scalp treatment.

I can not tell Miss Palmer that I could not graduate as a nurse, because I was arrested shortly before my graduation, nor can I tell her that I

[Page 2]

trained under the name E.G and not Smith.

Do you trust me sufficiently Miss Wald, to give me a recommendation, to write a few lines for me to Miss Palmer?

I certainly think that the care of the scalp and face is a branch of nursing, since there are scientific courses for both in Vienna, Eatingurh and certain cities in Sweden.

I studied massage and electrotherapy in Vienna, also scalp and face disease and the treatment ----under Prof. Bruly. Unfortunately, I am so situated, that I can not come out under my own name.

[Page 3]

I do not wish you to write to Miss Palmer, unless you fell you can do so with ease. I think you know me enough to trust me, at least I hope so.

Sincerely,
Emma Goldman

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Date / time: 
1904

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