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Letter from Emma Goldman to Lillian Wald

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

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

Related content:

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

[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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