Letter from Paul Myers to Wilder Penfield, October 5, 1930.
Date:
1930-10-05
Description:
This is a four page, handwritten letter from Paul Myers and Wilder Penfield. In the letter, Myers recounts their visit to Canada to see Penfield. Myers also talks about the possibility of moving up to Canada and buying a farm at Lake Memphramagog. However, he also discusses the lack of economic prosperity affecting his finances. This letter is from October 5, 1930.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 16.1 x 26 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from Paul Myers to Wilder Penfield, October 5, 1930. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved November 29, 2022 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9551
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:
Myers, Paul F, active 1928.
Notes:
Transcription reads:
"Monday Eve, Oct 5, 1930. Dear Wide and Helen: Please don't think we have forgotten our little dream visit with you and the lake and the farm. The pictures have made a great hit with the children - the boat just about started a stampede for Magog. Barbara wants to be sure of horses. Bob hopes there are Indians. Paul Jr. wants the boat. Mae and I want to be near the Penfields. I expect to see Bill and Alice this next weekend and Francis and Priscilla shortly after that. In the mean time my finances are in bad shape - not alarming but you have no idea how bad business is down here. I have plenty of work, more than ever but much of it for no pay and much of it for pay sometime in the future. So "Father" is humphing just a bit soon. I believe a year or two will change the future for us but right now it's hard sledding. Frankly we do want to locate a summer place near you but if your finances are such that you don't see your way clear to wait for me, please don't feel one minute's hesitation. We can probably find something nearby. The children had a grand summer. Paul Jr. is looking(?) over again almost daily his expressions. They all are fine. Paul Jr. is playing football on friend's school team and came home tonight with arm out of shape. He thinks it nothing but X ray for him tomorrow. Football was fine for son but not all pleasure for Dad and Mother. Bob is playing on every team he can get on but his chief trouble is keeping his clothes on. Tonight he came home looking like Robinson Crusoe after the third year out. Barbara in growing so fast and she really is a great joy even with all her adventuring. If Mae reads this she will immediately say "now what do you mean by that" and I'll have to tell her that to Barbara the world is just a big adventure just around the corner and she is impatient to get there. The times are fine and so are we all. How we did enjoy seeing your family! And what a lovely family it is! I'm just aching to have the children know each other better. I'll write you later in the month after I see Bill and Alice. Much love to you all from us all. Paul."

Call Number:
C/D 1 (M)