ID# 698:
H.B. Webster letter to L.F. Barker, about two Maine families
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American Philosophical Society, ERO, MSC77,SerVIII,Box2

H.B. Webster letter to L.F. Barker, about two Maine families

[stamped on letter] H. B. Webster V. C. II Jan 7 1916 [end of stamp] [page number] 1 [end page number] The [obscured] [obscured] Family The following genetic data is not as complete as could be secured by a regular field worker giving more concentrated attention than I could put upon it. It is merely a genetic sketch of the information that I could gather concerning two families of degenerates which have come under my care frequently [strikeout] du [end strikeout] in the course of my medical practice in [obscured], Maine. The present members constituting the group with which I am most familiar, occupy two small dilapidated houses, in a pasture back of the town. That occupied by the [obscured] is neat and clean inside, though evidencing poverty and lack of ambition in the [strikeout] small [end strikeout] lack of conveniences and the small neglected [strikeout] garden [end strikeout] undeveloped garden. The other house occupied by the [obscured] Family and that of Bert [obscured] who married a [obscured], is more dilapidated and reeks both within and without with filth, grease, and refuse. The yard is littered with debris, and the broken windows stuffed with rags. Yet three stalwart men, two rather puny men, and two women who work outside [strikeout] that [end strikeout] their home are among the [strikeout] who [end strikeout] inmates of this house, and whose earnings and efforts go towards its maintainance [sic].

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