de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series II – Folder 10. Letters to her family. January-February 1914.

Folder 10.  Letters to her family.  January-February 1914.  13 items. 

January 25, 1914. Briarcliff Manor, New York.  “My precious little mother:—Is there ever going to be a straight-ahead space of time when I can sit down and just write and write…”

January 28, 1914.  “Mother most dear:—The birthday season is here—Ruth’s today, Alice’s on Sunday, Florence’s next week.”

[February 6, 1914]  “Gertrude’s room—Friday 4:30 p.m. Mother most dear:—You never can tell what theses de Longs are going to do, can you?”

February 10, 1914. Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Darlingest little mother:—It is a long time since I have written you because I didn’t have time while I was away…”

February 12, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Mother most precious:—This is quite a cold day for a holiday, isn’t it?”

St. valentine’s Day, 1914.  “And the St. has been very good to me, mother darling…”

February 17, 1914. Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Mother most dear:—This is to be only a tiny note…”

February 18, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Mother darling:—Why don’t you come into New York to meet me Friday afternoon if the weather is propitious?”

“Dearest two:—My ring has come and is just the beautifulest thing you ever did see.”  [card]

February 25, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Dearest dears:—The letter from you-all hasn’t come yet…”

February 26, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Precious little mother:—What a shame it was that you should be cheated out of that long, peaceful chance to visit with Ethel!!!”

February 28, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “My darling little mother:—Well! it is over! I have just announced my decision to Mrs. Marshall…”

Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Dearest:—There is time only for a tiny note…”