DIRECTORS 1924 Zande Correspondence ORPHAN ASYLUM

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DIRECTORS 1924 Zande Correspondence ORPHAN ASYLUM
Published: 2021-04-23 aae

DIRECTORS 1924 Zande Correspondence ORPHAN ASYLUM

Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum
Correspondence with Ethel de Long Zande 1924


TAGS: Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum correspondence 1924, Ethel de Long Zande, Marian Barney, foster homes, foster mothers, medical blanks, psychological tests, tonsils operations, City Hospital in Louisville, whooping cough, Miss Watkins, Children’s Bureau


Contents: DIRECTORS 1924 Zande Correspondence ORPHAN ASYLUM

[Note: Letters from PMSS staff in the PMSS Collections are carbon copies, typewritten, unsigned, and meant for the Office files. The original signed copies were sent to the correspondents. The initials “EZ” at the bottom left of the PMSS letters indicate the writer is Ethel de Long Zande. Letters from the Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum are typewritten and original.]

[018] January 26, 1923. (The year given is likely an error and should be 1924). To Ethel de Long Zande from Marian Barney, Executive Secretary, Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum, Louisville, KY, responding to Zande’s letter of the 23rd, stating that the Asylum would be “glad to receive M. But because we are uncertain of her medical condition, we may have her go to one of our foster homes, where the foster mother is an excellent woman, with experience as a practical nurse.” Tells how they “loved J.M. …  Some day, we hope to be able to care for girls who need the intensive building up before an operation as M. did….” [Handwritten notation at bottom of letter: “Miss Kraft (sic) take M. to dentist.”]

[019] January 31, 1924. To Miss Barney from EZ (Zande), stating when M.B. will be sent to the Asylum.

[020] February 4, 1924. To Zande from Barney, reporting that M.B. had arrived at the Asylum. Miss Crafts will arrange for her dental work. Barney encloses copies of medical blanks to be completed when a PMSS doctor examines her. “We would particularly like to know about the condition of the head, the skin, and the eyes.”

[021] April 3, 1924. To Miss Marian Barney, Children’s Bureau, Louisville, KY, from EZ (Zande), thanking Zande for her March 20th letter. Barney “has written for the aunt’s permission to have J. take the psychological test this spring.”

[022] April 7, 1924. To Zande from Barney, enclosing a copy of the History Outline from the Psychological Clinic and the March 20th letter.

[023] May 3, 1924. To Barney from EZ (Zande). “We are sending J.M. to Louisville….for her tonsils operation. Can she come to you when she is discharged from the City Hospital for the psychological test?”

[024] May 16, 1924. To Zande from Barney, who received Zande’s letter too late and canceled the doctor’s appointment; will re-schedule when informed of J.’s arrival.

[025] May 20, 1924. To Barney from EZ (Zande), thanking her for her “patience with Pine Mountain!” Zande will bring J. as soon as possible, after her own two children recover from whooping cough.

[026] June 25, 1924. To Miss Watkins, Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum, Louisville, KY, from EZ (Zande), thanking Watkins for caring for J.M. and tending to “some of her more glaring needs. … We are hoping that her trip may have done a world of good, and she is certainly come home full of ardor to do her very best.”

[027] June 26, 1924. To Barney from EZ (Zande), thanking her for “all the arrangements you made for J.M.’s care in Louisville…. She is much improved physically….”

[028] August 13, 1924. To Zande from Barney. “…[F]rom now on we must insist that all applications for either the Boy’s or Girls’ Orphanage go through this office.” Encloses medical blanks.

[029] August 14, 1924. To Zande from Barney, responding to Zande’s letter about J.M. “I am sorry that we can do nothing for her here.”

[030] August 19, 1924. To Zande from Barney, regretting that she missed seeing Zande “at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth (Hospital)” and continued to look forward to meeting her. Meanwhile, Barney awaits Zande’s plans for L. 

[031] August 26, 1924. To Barney from [truncated, likely Zande], who regrets missing her at the hospital; apologizes for not sending papers to the Girls’ Home. Zande heard from L.S. about her medical test and hopes L. can stay for further testing. Zande will ask Miss Virginia Burton, City Hospital nurse and a former PMSS student, to help L. with arrangements to travel to PMSS.

[032], [032a] N.D. Two-page blank form titled “CHILD’S MEDICAL RECORD.”


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