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Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915

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such has not been the case. 5 soldiers were decorated today with the cross militaire. Quite a crowd assembled in the garden for the occasion. Dr Craig paid us a visit at night apropo of his departure tomorrow for U.S.A. Aug 21, 15 Newbauer came into our room before breakfast to say good bye & found us in the act of dressing. He remarked that Dr Blake would write the Dean complementing our work here this summer. A very busy day in which we had a no of admissions & it was nearly 9 oclock when I got back to my room. Desperately tired, so to bed c no more talk. Aug 22 15 Managed to finish at hospital by four. Then Nic & Durham & I went down to visit Ray who is living in the Latin Quarter. We sent him a "pneumatic" before going. "A pneumatic" is a cheap kind of message sent by underground tubes to local stations & there distributed. We found Ray awaiting us & conducted us up to his quarters on Mont Parnassus [Montparnasse], 49. He is occupying the rooms of an artist who is at present out of the city. Beautiful! My first time in the studio of an artist in the latin quarter. Down a little dark alley, up a winding, creaking stairs to a second floor room. Dark handsomely