[Boston—Sunday, 1 May 1864]

Sunday May 1. Read a new sonnet by Longfellow to preface the new Dante.

A soft mist and east wind.

Dr John Ware was buried in the afternoon—in the evening George Augustus Sala came.

Day before yesterday Miss Putnam dined here. She is a physician in the Woman’s hospital. She is not yet thirty but long before she had “finished” her education she determined to become a physician and has held fast through numerous discouragements to her determination. She intends to stay away from home practising in hospitals during four years!!

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