Letters to her family. July-September 1904.
SERIES I: ETHEL DE LONG ZANDE. FOLDER CONTENTS.
Folder 6 . Letters to her family. July-September 1904. 14 items.
Sunday Morning, 12 o’clock. “My dear little Mother: The house is empty of its six guests…”
Friday Evening. [Helen: July 1904] “My dear Lady Arabella: Poor busy little piece of royalty that you are!”
Postmarked Allerton Jul 21 7 AM 1904 Mass, addressed to Mrs. George de Long 146 Bay Street Springfield, Massachusetts. Thursday Afternoon. “My dear little Lady Arabella: Observe the appropriateness of my heading!”
Postmarked Allerton Jul [illeg] 1904 Mass. Postmarked Springfield, Mass Jul 22 8 30 AM 1904 Rec’d. Thursday Afternoon. “My dear Lady: Your most welcome letter came this morning…”
Monday. “Dear little sweet Lady: Your Sunday night letter has just come…”
“Dear little frightened lady: This is my first moment to get you word that you must stop yearning to get down to us…”
“My dear Mother: For the first time in somedays I have leisure enough to sit down…”
[Helen: 1904] “Dearest Mother: This is late Mon [?] day evening; and it has been a full day.”
Wednesday Morning. [Helen: 1904] “Dear Lady: Helen sits writing to you on her bed in the house, for it is too foggy for her to be out-doors…”
“Dearest Mother: It is half past seven o’clock, and we are still in our stateroom…” [end is missing]
Monday Morning. “’The Wigwam,’ Orr’s Island, Maine. My dear little Mother: Here I am, a dutiful daughter, writing to you every day!”
Postmarked Portland, Me Aug 17 3 30 AM 1904 [a transit postmark; original postmark and stamp have been cut off envelope] August 15. “Dearest Little Mother: Your letter so full of the love we take gratefully and wonderingly, and I suspect, quite undeservingly…”
Postmarked Orr’s Island [illeg] 18 [illeg]. Postmarked Springfield, Mass. Aug 19 3 30 AM Rec’d. “Dear Home People: Just a “Good Morning’ and my love to you to-day.”
“Well, it’s quarter past four o’clock on Saturday morning, Sept. 9, and I’ve been awake 4 & 3/4 hours, but I’m not a bit sleepy…”