Dr. Swett's Inhalatory (Inhalation Therapy?): Did the young JWB have asthma or bronchitis? See Arthur Marvin letter referring to JWB's "poor" health, December 9, 1897, addressed to JWB at Piney Woods Inn, Southern Pines, N.C.
Twelve dollars a week (the fee at Piney Woods Inn, above) would be JWB's
entire weekly salary in January,1902, five years after the 1897 "poor health" letter
addressed to JWB at Piney Woods Inn by Arthur Marvin.
Prior to JWB's marriage, that $12.00 weekly salary was insufficient to convince Evangeline
to set a date certain for marriage,until "Mr. Humphries" gave JWB "a raise".
The size of the Lyman Bassett House in 1905
on 50 Ives Street (built in 1893) and this $12.00 weekly fee at Piney Woods Inn
in 1897, suggest the Bassetts of Mt. Carmel were well to do.
So too do J. Walter's Yale aspirations, his Cheshire Academy alumnus status,
and his graduation from the Hopkins Grammar School
with two diplomas, 1895, 1896.