Mar 22, 2018 - Sale 2470

Sale 2470 - Lot 231

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
MITCHELL, MARGARET. Typed Letter Signed, "Margaret Mitchell Marsh," to "Dear Doctor Mayos," expressing disappointment that he had recently been to Atlanta without visiting, reporting on the improved health and recent activities of [her husband] John, suggesting that he take up psychiatry in a town closer to Atlanta, and recalling visits to the West Coast of FL before the war. 2 pages, 4to, personal stationery, written on two sheets; paperclip stain at upper left, horizontal folds. With the original envelope. Atlanta, 4 February 1949

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". . . You may think seventy is old, but we do not, and we feel that a man of your age and knowledge has much of value to give and that it is a sheer waste if you are not giving it. . . . [I]f your health is good and you like our mild winters, why don't you pick some small North Florida or South Georgia town and go back to the practice of psychiatry. . . . (I notice in today's paper that . . . our Legislature is making a long needed investigation of our state asylum, where there are 9,000 inmates. There are eight doctors for the 9,000.) . . ."