Henry K. Abbot
No.23 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass.December 16 1896My dear Sir:I inclose cuttings from last evening's paper, which I am sure you will be interested to have. I was there less than a week ago to see Sargent about some matters connected with our report. When in New York at the meeting of the National Academy in November he injured his ankle badly by stepping in a hole in one of the new parks. The bone was not broken, but the tendon was so strained that his leg was put in plaster when he reached home. This enabled him to go daily to the Arboretum and attend to his work, using crutches, of course. But when I saw him last week he-was in bed, a change, in the plaster cast for one of glass being in progress. This will explain the remark in the paper cutting about his lameness. Fortunately the weather was good on the night of the fire, although today the snow is coming down in a way to do credit to the Sierras and I hope there was no suffering for the family other than the inconvenience which is of course02189
…Cambridge , Mass
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