de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series III – Folder 12. Letters, October-November 1921.

Folder 12.  Letters, October-November 1921.   25 items.

October 5, 1921.  “Darlint; And, here we are having to use candles, for didint [sic] the electric light plant go and behave badly just as the wanderes got back, and hasint [sic] all the people had to retire early…”

October 7, 1921.  “My own best beloved daughter Helen; How I hope that this night you are not so harassed and worn as you were when you wrote to us on Monday…”

[probably October 9, 1921]  [Sunday]  “Did I tell you how he looked for you too…”  [the beginning of this letter is missing]

October 11, 1921.  “My precious, precious Child; sweet little daughter Helen; I am longing for you to-night, and it seems as if I could hardly wait to see you…”

October 12, 1921.  Wednesday.  “Darling, my very darling, how sorry I am to have your letter to-night, telling me o yours and June’s wretched colds.”

[October 17, 1921]  “Monday the 17th of October and O, what a gorgeous night, I hope that you are having the ideal weather we are having and that you are feeling ‘fit,’ so that you can thoroughly enjoy the glorious Hunter’s Moon.”

October 18, 1921.  “Darling; I don’t forget to-night, that if I addressed a letter to 30 Huntington Lane you would get it, for its only Tuesday…”

October 21, 1921.  “My Belovedest beloved; Its just too sleepy am I to say a word, the clock struck ten some time ago and so, I’ll just tell you that I am proud and happy to have your dear letters…”

October 25, 1921. Tuesday.  “My very belovedest child Helen; I am just hoping that you are all right…” [postmarked Pine Mountain Oct 26 A.M. 1921 Ky.  addressed to Miss H.B. de Long c/o Mrs. Porter Hudson Street Berlin Connecticut]

October 27, 1921.  Thursday.  “Darling; Indeed I do think that you write a great deal…”

October 28, 1921  “My precious love; I thought to leave my letter writing until the morrow but suddenly remembered that unless I sent my letters off to-night they would not go, until Monday afternoon”

October 31, 1921.  “My very darling child Helen;  You very precious little note of Friday gives me great pleasure…”

“Nine thirty o’clock, Tuesday the first day of November, and what a stormy day and evening it has been…”

“Friday the fourth of November.  My very weary little, most belovedest; Your Tuesday, & Wednesday, letter, at hand…”

November 6, 1921.  “Precious child, my belovedest Helen; After a rather busy day I’ll write a brief sketch…”

“Ethel wrote to Wilson Lewis to-night—for Joe on Friday…”

November 8, 1921.  “My belovedest little daughter; I realize to-night, that I must address my little letter to Norwich Town—else you will not have one this week.”

“My precious darling; It’s only a telegram, as it were, to-night…”

November 15, 1921.  Harrisburgh.  “So near to Edna, and every minute nearing my belovedest little Sweetheart, my precious.”

“Wednesday, at Ida’s My belovededst Helen—Sweetheart child; I am writing at top speed because Ida and I expect to go over to see Marjorie’s baby this p.m., and I have been so exceedingly dilatory this day…”

November 19 [1921] Saturday.  My belovedest child Helen; Altho’ I can hardly wait to come to you, I want you so intensely and eagerly—I shall abide by my first decision…”

“At Aunt Ida’s Sunday nearly six o’clock.  I came down from Montclair about four o’clock after having a very pleasant time with Auntie Madison & Ida who you know board with Mrs. Fred…”

“Wednesday Two forty five o’clock. My belovedest; Here I sit in my very pleasant and comfortable room…”

“Wednesday—May this little note of love and warmest greeting…”

November 26, 1921.  “Belovedest; I am glad, on this rainy November Saturday, to know that you are in the home of friends…”