de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series I – Folder 1. Letters to her family. 1888-1899.

Folder 1.  Letters to her family.  October 1888-circa 1899.  17  items.

October 23, 1888.  “My dear mamma, Would you be so obliging as to let me have a few chestnuts.”

Postmarked Peapack Jul [illeg].  Postmarked  Newark, N.J. Jul 13 10 30 AM 91 Transit.

“On the train.  Dear Mama,—I got to the town where they pack the peas all right.”

Sunday, 12th. Peapack, N.J.  “Dear little Helen,—Sister would like to have you here ever so much.”

July 12, 1891.  “Dear Mama and Papa,— I wish you were up here with me for its so lovely.”

July 15, 1891.  “Dear Mama,—Yesterday afternoon Dave and I took a lovely drive.”

July 19, 1891.  “Dear Mama,—George arrived here safely with the stockings, candy and note.”

Postmarked Peapack Jul 23 N.J.  July 22, 1891. “Dear little Helen,—Sister did get your little letter and liked it very much.”

Postmarked Montclair NJ Jul 24 7 AM 1891 Rec’d.  July 23, 1891.  “Dear Mama,—I am writing this postal to you in the Peapack store…”

Evening, July 23, 1891.  “Dear Mama,—I haven’t had a letter from you in a long time it seems to me.”

July [torn]  “Dear Mama,—Doesn’t the tim [torn] Yesterday Dave was in the sulks all day.”

“September twelfth   My dear little Sister,—Your lovely letter came just as we sat down to dinner.”

Tuesday Evening.  “My precious little Mother,—Only a week from yesterday and I’ll go down to the station to meet my dear little Mother and Grandma, and how glad I’ll be to see you!”

[Helen:  Sept. 9, 1898]  “My dear dear little Mother,—Well I think you are persuading yourself into the belief that Papa and I are your Grandpa and Grandma…”

[Helen: 1898]  “My dear little Mother,—Your very welcome postals and letter have been most astonishingly numerous and of course have been thoroughly enjoyed by the de Long trio.”

“My dears,—It’s impossible to write about all the beautiful new things that keep coming up her, and I’m not going to try, but will come home with my notes…”

“My dear Homefolks,—Well I have just about twenty minutes in which to write you a little letter, and tell you something about the way things go up here.”