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Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915

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records. We did this in the afternoon. Miss Arkwright asked me to go to the front c her in her machine in a few days. She is supposed to be the finest looking girl working at the hospital. She is English & has her own car over her [here], and is reputed to have money. She is further reputed to be the step daughter of the Duke of ------------. She has been very nice to me. She is a tall blue eyed light haired girl of some 23 or more. Tonight we were in a Pharmacy. We fell into an English conversation c a girl standing before the counter. Suddenly she turned to us in a scornful voice saying "and why arent you at the front fighting" --"Because we are Americans" -- "Oh I thought you were English." On the way home we met Miss Carter who walks out at night c the dog that saved the patient's life. She is characteristic of most of the girls over her [here]. She turned around and walked down to our gate c us and then retraced her steps home.

Aug. 15 '15 Lots of work in which I did a number of Dr Judds dressings. In the afternoon got off for a visit to the Luxembourg Palace & gardens - The only renaissance garden in Paris. The rain came up & we had to make for a coffee shop. We