Mary Rozet Smith to Esther Loeb Kohn, August 22, 1921

Hotel Metropole
Geneva Aug 22.

Dear Mrs Kohn --

The pens are so execrable that perhaps you won't mind a word in pencil.

Miss [Abbott] said she would write you at once Care the Friends in the Singerstr. and I am sure she did. She looks quite frightfully exhausted and has been ill for the past two days -- some ↑sort of food↓ poisoning, I think.

She will probably give up [Czechoslovakia] and rest [page 2] somewhere until she goes to England early in September. But she will have written you her plans. The enclosed letter from Mr. Urie is sad. I tremble to think of another attack of pneumonia for Dr. Urie. Will you mail the letter to Alice Hamilton in Hadlyme, Connecticut after you've read it. I sent her one set of the photographs.

We have looked at St. Cergue and at a heavenly place [page 3] above Chamonix. But I think we shall end by going to Caux tomorrow as I've come a sort of [illegible] -- more fatigue -- and rather long for a comfortable bed, running water and other vulgar creature comforts. It is lovely here but hair-raising after poor Austria with its debased currency. I am overcome by every price which is quoted. We are eager to [page 4] hear how you and Miss Conklin are faring and what your plans are -- Miss Abbott had, of course, written you the moment she decided to come across. Our worst opinion of the American Express Co, is certainly justified.

Our love to you and to Miss Conklin and Dorothy North if you see her.

Doesn't Caux tempt you? We'll welcome you with enthusiasm at any moment. [written up right side] Affectionately yours

Mary Rozet Smith