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WJ. Letter to Alice James. Bar Harbor; 27 July 1872. b MS Am 1092.9 (1115)

“Father has probably told you of Bowditch’s offer to let me replace him in teaching the physiology elective next Spring term. 50 hours, $300, just the thing to work my salvation in every respect if Eliot consents to it, which I rather expect he will. . . .”