de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series I – Folder 20. Letters to her family. August-December 1910.

Pine Mountain Settlement School
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de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series I – Folder 20. Letters to her family. August-December 1910.

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The following is a list of dates, salutations & first sentences of 37 letters written by Ethel de Long Zande, co-founder & director of Pine Mountain Settlement School from 1913 to 1928.

de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series I – Folder 20. Letters to her family. August-December 1910.

37 items

“Dearest Helen—I have just sealed an envelope to Mother, but want to send you…”

Hoosac Tunnel. “My dearest little lady Mother—You see the moment that I have chosen to begin a letter to you?”

Station at Columbus Noon of Tuesday. “Well, here I am, sort of half-baked …”

“Dears Just ready to leave Beaver Creek—on horseback—with trunk & suitcase going by wagon!”

Thursday 5.30 P.M.  “I am just wondering where I shall send my next letter to you!”

Sunday.  “I have just addressed an envelope to you, dear, in Holyoke…”

Wednesday. ‘Dearest Mother—I am supposing that you are at Alice Howe’s tonight…”

Sunday Afternoon.  “Dearest Mother—This is a calm, quiet afternoon, for me….”

[Beginning is missing]  “every single one of us—mayhap Mina excepted—feels unequal to her job, and uncertain of success, and shrinking before all the new problems!”

Wednesday Night.  “Your first night in Holyoke!”

Wednesday Evening.  “Dearest Mother—Well, well, well!  I am wondering where you are tonight, for I got no clue from the letter…”

Thursday 8 P.M.  “Dearest Mother—Are you sleeping in a room on the lst floor…”

Sat. P.M.  “Dearest Mother—This is just to send you my love—quickly—and to tell you…”

Sunday Afternoon.  “So this is a birthday letter, though I don’t know where the birthday is to be spent!”

Sunday Afternoon.  “My dearest of dear Mothers—Right quickly must you get over the idea that because it takes three days for a letter to travel back and forth….”

“Dearest Mother—Five dollars is for your birthday present—to be spent for yourself…”

[Beginning is missing]  “the chafing-dish & keep on hand for meatless weeks, and serve as a variety for butter.”

Sunday Noon.  “Dearest Mother, It is a beautiful day, one of the few we have had with a real fall sparkle in the air, for the fall is late here this year.”

Wednesday Evening.  “My love to my dearest Mother!  I am in the midst of all sorts of busynesses—ordering textbooks, getting up, with two other people—the athletic events…”

“Dear Helen—I have just read your fine letter telling me of your day with Gladys…”

Sunday Morning.  “Dearest Mother and Helen—This morning Helen is in Montclair…”

[Beginning is missing]  “too—a perfect day to be outdoors.  Your letters came at night…”

[Beginning is missing]  “minute, when the experienced Miss Sargent failed—and also they are tough.”

Evening.  “My dear Helen, Euripides Pelican is sitting at my elbow…”

“Dearest Mother—Sunday evening, with little Louis taking the ashes out of the grate…”

[Fragment–one sheet]  “very much till I began to think, and till the weather turned cold and rainy…”

Thursday Evening.  “Dearest Mother—Everybody has gone to supper…”

Sunday Morning.  “Dearest Mother–on this November morning you don’t know how good the open fire feels.”

Sunday at 6 P.M.  “Think of it being this late, my dearest Mother, and I with nary a word written yet this day!”

Friday Night Whitesburg, Ky.  “My dearest darling Mother—It is the end of the second day of pure delight—and there are yet three days ahead!

Wednesday Evening.  “My very dearest Mother, I must begin a letter to you tonight…”

Saturday Afternoon.  “Just to think, dearest Mother, of me sitting down to write to you a whole day earlier than usual!”

“Dearest Mother, I am so glad you’ve gone to Dr. Bradford, and are having a tonic.”

Sunday, late afternoon.  “Where o where, dear Helen, are the Christmas postcards…”

Sunday Evening.  “Dearest Mother and Helen: I wish you were here this minute!”

Tuesday Night.  “I am wondering if it is about the time o’night that Santa comes down the chimney!”

“My very darling two—I wish you could see my beautiful new dolly that I got in my stocking…”