de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series I – Folder 43. Letters to her family. January-February 1920.

Folder 43.  Letters to her family.  January-February 1920.    36 items. 

Monday Night. [Helen: Jan. 1920]   Dearest Arabella-in-the-Andes:  I’ve just been out…”

Wednesday [Helen: Jan. 1920]  My dear darlings—Where are you both tonight…”

Thurs.  Dearest Helen and Arabella—Luigi & Leon are in the kitchen making sausage.”

Monday Evening.  [Helen: Jan. 1920]  Dearest darling Mother—I have just had word…”

Sunday Night.  “Dearest Lady Arabella—The last word was ‘terribly tired,’ ‘in need of….’”

Monday Night.  “Dearest Helen—how stupid I was to suppose you’d see the letters…”

Jan. 20.  “Dearest precious Arabella—a letter from you in tonight’s mail & just…”

Tues. P.M.  “Darling Helen–I’m so glad for your little letter tonight telling me of the.extra days at Dr. Smiths & also of seeing our darling Arab again.”

Wednesday Eve. “Darling Arabella—It’s too lovely for anything to get letters in your own hand, & to know that you had one hot breakfast on hot dishes….”

Wednesday.  “Dearest Helen—I have just finished a long letter to Mother.”

Jan. 22. [Helen: 1920]  “Dearest Arabella—I know you haven’t these pictures…”

Jan. 23. [To Helen]  “Dearest darling—No mail out or in for 2 days on account of very high waters.”

Jan. 23, 1920.  “Dearest darling Arab—Don’t I wish you were right here to talk to…”

Jan. 25.  “Dear darling Arabella—Sunday night!  Leon here, & we three…”

Jan. 26.  “Darling Helen—It is just dreadful that we should have had the longest period…”

Postmarked Pine Mountain Jan 28 1920 AM, addressed  to Miss Helen de Long, Asheville School, Asheville, N.C. Tues.  “Dearest H—Miss Storer of the Med. Set. has spent…”

Thursday.  “My dearest Helen—It’s great to have got your Tues. letter.”

Thurs.  [Helen: Jan. 1920]  [To Arabella]  “It is nice to think, my darling, that you are perhaps dropping off for your second night’s sleep at Dr. Smith’s.”

Fri.  “Dearest Arab:  I am glad you are happy.”

“Dearest Helen—Please mail this enclosure to Mother when you’ve read it.”

Tuesday. [To Alberto]  “Darling Baby—Mother is thinking of you all the time!”

Tuesday, on train to St. Louis.  11 A.M. [Enclosure for above]  “Darling Arab—I have just written my first letter to Berto!”

Wednesday Night.  “Riches, indeed, my darling, & to find such letters when I got here—from you & Mother!”

Wednesday.  “Dearest Mother—It’s so lovely to know of your happy surroundings…”

Friday.  “Dearest Arabella—here I am in my old room at 1931 Orrington…”

Monday A.M.  “Dearest Arabella—A note from you brought me great joy!”

Friday Morning.  “Just by way of Valentine greeting to my darling Mother!”

Sunday Night.  “Dearest Arabella & Helen—once more, a letter from home., under the same snug roof with Luigi & Berto, praise be!”

Tuesday Evening.  “Dearest Arabella—there is a nice warm smell of fresh bread…”

Tuesday.  “This is a birthday letter to my dear Helen!”

Friday Evg.  “Dearest Arabella—My first use of  the new correspondence cards….”

Sunday Night. [Folded with Feb. 23, 1920 letter] “Dearest Ladies—A snowy world we have, my dears…”

Feb. 23, 1920.  “Dearest Arabella & Helen—You never saw such a family group…”

Feb. 24, 1920.  “Darling Helen—My thoughts are so much with you!  I haven’t a solution…”

Friday Night.  “Dearest Helen—Dr. Huse is spending the night with us…”

Friday.  “Arabella my love—a greeting must go to you in pencil, as well as the wordless…”