Hotel DunbarRoxbury, Mass.Jan 22nd, 1890.My Dear Mr. Muir,I don't suppose you know that I have become a veritable Bostonian - having lived in the vicinity of "the Hub" now for nearly six months. Possibly though Miss Annie, your sister, with whom I carry on an extensive business correspondence, may have told you about me. I am living in a great hotel or apartment house. My room is at the top, a delightful room with a wonderful outlook, [illegible] & steeples for my neighbors. on one side perhaps a mile away the river Charles & beyond it the blue hills; on the other in the distance the beautiful bay. From a sixth-story window we can see nearly everything worth seeing. I think even you who scorn the city would be pleased to look out over this varied scene, above the toil & turmoil - 013982Last summer at Winthrop, one of the suburbs of Boston, (where I boarded for three months. I met my fate. no, not a man, but a woman, a physician, a specialist in the line of nervous troubles, a graduate of the Homeopathic School here & a student for two years in the hospitals & under the best phsycians of Paris. This little woman, the embodiment of good sense, one of the few who has a sound mind in a sound body, is treating me for "Nervous Prostration" and I have advanced so far on the road to health that I feel very sure of never going back. I have visions that are more than visions of a clear head & a strong body, & you can imagine how happy it makes me. Dr. Bruce is a companion & friend - 01398
1890 Jan 22
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