de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series II – Folder 11. Letters to her family. March-August 1914.

Folder 11.  Letters to her family.  March-August 1914. 28  items.

March 1, 1914.  Sunday night.  “Dearest little mother:—This is truly a romantic way to be writing to you, by the light of two candles…”

March 2, 1914.  “Dearest little lady:—We have had such a protracted teachers’ meeting…”

Tuesday afternoon.  “Mother darling:—There is not much to say except that I love you…”

Thursday afternoon. “Darling:—I am so sorry that you have been feeling so miserably..”

Thursday night.  “Dearest mother:—It is too bad that I didn’t have time to write before the mail went out…”

[March 6, 1914]  Friday afternoon.  “Mother my precious:—You letter came safely this morning…”

March 8, 1914.  “Mother darling:—The sun is shining; the feeling of real Spring is in the air; Ethel and Eve are coming at 12:15…”

[March 10, 1914]  Tuesday afternoon.  “Darling little mother:—.”How very, very sorry I am to hear that your food worked such havoc!”

[March 12, 1914]  Thursday afternoon.  “My darling mother:—Back in Briarcliff after my lark…”

Wednesday afternoon.  “Dearest mother:—Yesterday’s letter pretty thoroughly exhausted my supply of news…”

Monday afternoon.  “Mother darling:—You have certainly been having a trying time with Father’s dental disturbances…”

Tuesday afternoon. “Dearest-my-own:—I am writing out on the upper porch where I can get the delightful Spring sun-shine…”

March 21, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, New York.  “My dearest Auntie Ida:—Mother forwarded to me a letter from Bess saying that you were feeling very miserable with a wretched cold.”

[March 22, 1914] Sunday afternoon.  “Mother darling:—I was determined not to write to you today until I had done…”

Tuesday morning.  “The top o’the mornin’ to ye, my beloved!”

March 24, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, New York.  “Darling mother:—Dancing class is going on…”

March 26 [1914].  Thursday.  “Mother darling:—Nowadays my method is to start a letter to you…”

March 29, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, New York.  “Mother my darling:—It is too bad that you aren’t going to get a letter from me until Tuesday…”

March 31, 1914.  “Mother dearest:—This is before breakfast…”

April 16, 1914.  “Mother most dear:—Please forgive me for disobeying you but I flatly refuse to keep this check…”

April 28 [1914]. “Little sweet mother:—I did remember to write to Blanche so that she should get a letter from me today.”

April 29, 1914.  Wednesday.  “(Before school) Dearest:—a bright good morning I’m wishing you…”

May 3, 1914.  “Mother darling:—Such a beautiful, sunshiney Sunday this is…”

Friday afternoon.  “Mother darling:—This is the Springiest day, so warm and balmy…”

May 20, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, New York.  “Mother my darling:—Our last Sunday in Briarcliff, just think!”

May 22, 1914.  Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.  “Mother darling:—My! how many things we are accomplishing these days by degrees!”

Sunday afternoon.  “Dearest little mother:—Even as I predicted the rain has lasted through today so that it has been an in-the-house time except for church.”

August 3, 1914.  74 Broad Street, Pittsfield, Mass.  “My darling little mother:—Now I am wondering if you have gone over to Chester yet or if you are going to be with the dear Newcombs…”