My dear Alice
Did you leave behind the [enclosed] bit of lace?
I have been very secretive about my trip east because the authorities of Yale have been so insistent that the matter must be kept profoundly confidential until Wednesday.
Yale is going to give me [page 2] an honorary M.A. on Wednesday and as this is the first honorary degree that Yale has ever given to a woman, they seem to treat it rather heavily. There seems to be very little danger now that the papers will get it, and I wanted you to know before I start this afternoon. [page 3]
Norah Hamilton thought that you were not improving as fast as you had -- and I am sure that you are going through that horrid <[period?]> and reaction which seems part of the recovery for an operation. Do be careful. I will come next Sunday I hope. Always your loving sister.
Love to the household.