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Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rev. Saul Silber, 1908 July 15

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0032.00011


Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rev. Saul Silber in Youngstown, Ohio. Letter states that in reference to Mr. A. Agnen [Aaron Agreen], who is suffering from tuberculosis, and in whose behalf he wrote to them, to admit him to the Sanatorium, will say that to their regret, there is not a single vacancy at the present writing. They have now on file about forty applications from men and women who have been in Denver for some time and who are waiting anxiously for their turn to be admitted to the Snantorium. It is impossible, therefore, for Spivak to give him any definite answer as to how long it will take from the time Mr. Agnen [Agreen] will file his application, until they will be able to admit him. It is their settled policy, which has been adopted after careful deliberation and a great deal of experience, that they do not adopt any applications from outside of Denver. There are so many people in Denver, some of them who have lived here for years and who have from time to time a relapse that must be taken care of, that it would be an injustice to them to accept applications from people who live hundrends of miles away from Denver. The applicant must be here and file his application at the office and then wait until a vacancy occurs. If the gentleman in whom he is interested must come to Denver, and the physicians are of the opinion that he will improve here, let him by all means come as soon as possible, and as soon as he comes here let him file his application at their office. He will understand, of course, how anxious they are to do what is right by the poor consumptives' and by their friends who help maintain them. They are certainly very anxious to please him, dear friend, for they know what a dear friend they have in him and how much he has contributed to the success of their Mr. Shalett when he visited his former place of residence. Assuring him that after Mr. Agnen [Agreen] will have filed his application with them, that they will do everything in their power to have him admitted as soon as possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom. There is a P.S. which states that of course it is understood that Mr. A. should be provided with sufficient means to pay for his board and lodging at the rate of $6.00 to $8.00 per week during his stay waiting to be admitted.


  • 1908 July 15


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