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    15-Page Hand-Written Letter by Mabel Normand to Her Doctor After an Apparent Breakdown. A sad, rambling and very touching letter, written by Mabel in pencil on Western Union telegram paper (15 sheets) to her physician, Dr. Fulton. The letter was written at a time that Mabel was suffering both physical and emotional distress, and had been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Her trusted Dr.Fulton apparently had taken a cruise to Alaska, and Mabel desperately writes to him about her other physicians, noting, "God only made one Dr. Dudley Fulton,so my opinions of the rest I could write line one little sentence of french [sic]..." Mabel writes of "dreadful painful nights" and of observing mothers with their babies - "those lovely young mothers who taught me a great lesson, and their sincereness [sic] in loving something thats [sic] part of them will make a tremendous difference in my work..." (Mabel had no children.) She ends the letter, "I wish you were home affectionately to my only Dr. Fulton Mabel." There are various tiny tears in the 15 pages, otherwise they're in overall Very Fine condition. This is a truly intimate and very moving piece, giving insight into the private torments of Mabel Normand.

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    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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