Letter from Mary Roach to Wilder Penfield, August 27.
Date:
1940-08-27?
Description:
This is a handwritten note from Mary Roach to Wilder Penfield. In the note, Roach recounts her experiences on a carrier ship, including a church service. She wishes Penfield well and sends her regards to the staff of the Montreal Neurological Institute. This letter was mailed on August 27.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 17.4 x 13.3 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from Mary Roach to Wilder Penfield, August 27. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved June 13, 2024 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=10242
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Creator:
Roach, Mary I.
Notes:
Transcription reads: "mailed Aug 27. At Sea. Monday. Dear Dr. Penfield: After his months of very little work, we are (?) really morning. We came ahead Friday morning + Saturday afternoons, so we were able to show the Ontario people the beauty of our (?) province. Miss Smellie came to see us Saturday + Premium MacDonald yesterday. Saturday we were taken to visit on the Battleship Reneuge. It was very (infrissine?), and made it all feel quite secure to know at non to escort-ing all the way over. I mwish you could have been here Sunday morning to see the church service; thousands on deck, a perfect sky above + green hills all around us. the hand playing on all the lads in their different uniforms + with our own here there - when God Save the King was played. I think there were quite a few misty eyes. We are now out in the (?) waiting for the rest of the convoy. We miss you all at the Institute very much and wish you all could be with us. Miss Scott & I briefly spoke of our happy associations and fine times we had while with you. May we wish you continued success and good health. Please don't work too hard make or (?) do it for (?) see, it will keep him out of mischief - now that I'm not there to watch him. My kind regards to Mrs. Penfield. Most Sincerely, Mary Roach."

This letter is written on Cunard/White Star stationary.

Call Number:
A/N 11-1