Letters to her family. September [?]-December 1906.
SERIES I: ETHEL DE LONG ZANDE. FOLDER CONTENTS.
Folder 10. Letters to her family. September [?]-December 1906. 19 items.
“Dearest Mother and Helen: It is good to think of you as settled in lovely Northampton…”
Monday Evg. “My dearies: My winter arrangements have begun in earnest…”
Thursday Morning. “Dearest Mother and Helen: No mail is collected from my corner…”
“My dears: You need not address your next letter to me here, but I know you must be amused by my wandering address!”
Thursday P.M. “Dears: What a fine long newsy letter I had from Helen…”
“Dearest Mother and Helen: Was it just an accident of the mails that no letter came…”
Thurs. afternoon. “Mother dear: My class are taking a test, and I am taking time…”
[Beginning is missing] “one of hers, and we had a fine time. The Marmons cracked nuts…”
Early Sunday Morning. “Dear ones: It is still early—that is, only a little after ten…”
Oct. 21. Sunday Morning. “My dearies oh! Mother and Helen: I am drying my hair…”
“Dearest Arabella: I have been thinking about you so much, today…”
[Beginning is missing.] “But I have not told you of Thanksgiving yet—only of the things running in my mind as I realize that Christmas is only three weeks off.”
Sunday Afternoon. “Dearest Mother: If I could have sent my thoughts off, you would have had a letter at least twenty-four hours earlier, for I have been thinking of you a great deal..”
[Helen: 1906] “Dearies mine: How long it seems since I heard from Mother…”
[Beginning is missing] “when I go. I am plunged in the business of making out marks!”
“Dearies mine: Miss Locke has just gone—after a very pleasant call…”
“Train from Lexington to Jackson. 7.45 Sat. morning. Dearest Mother and Helen: I wonder if you would think this country as beautiful as I do—you with your souls trained to…”
Thursday Morning. “To begin, dearest Mother and Helen, about where I left off—with the day before Christmas.”
“You all had been hoping I would have good weather for the ride, but I was glad it was cold and snowing when the train pulled in at Jackson.” [Formal 36 page narrative about Christmas 1906 at Hindman Settlement School]