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Plath's Letter to Enid Epstein
January 18, 1954

Plath matriculated with the class of 1954, but did not graduate until June 1955 because of the semester she missed during the fall of 1953. This is one of the few letters Plath wrote from McLean Hospital where she received a combination of insulin and electroshock therapy for her depression. Despite this treatment, Plath is able to enjoy the news of her classmate’s engagement and looks forward to being back again at Smith “with my favorite friends, relearning the academic routine . . . more slowly, but surely.”

Epstein letter, page 1 (small) Epstein letter, page 2 (small)
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Presented by Enid Epstein Mark ’54
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

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