Hattie E. Allen
You couldn't ahve sent me any thing that I would like better. Mamma wants to know if you would please send one of your autographs to her for Mrs. [Hoote?], and also one for herself. Mrs. [Hoote?] asked Mamma to get her one when you were down here, but she forgot to ask you for it.Mamma sends love to Mrs. Muir and hopes soon to hear good news from "Castle Muir."Carl came home and spent about three weeks with us. He has gone back now to his school and in the first letter we had from him he only hadthree or four pupils in school.It has been very cold for some time here. Yesterday it rained and was a little warmer but today there is snow on the mountain and it is colder than ever.We are always glad to see it on the mountain and I would like to have it nearer sometimes, but I guess the rest of the folks would not.We have heard that Mr. Fish was quite sick, but we hope that he is better now.I am reading the "Pearl of Orr's Island" and I like it very much. Did you ever read it.
San Jose, Cal
1886 Jan 18
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 25 cm.
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