Glacier BayAlaskaAug. 3.8 O'ClockP.M.My dear little HelenI hope when the steamship comes next time that I will get another nice letter from you. I wrote a letter to Wanda & now I must write one to you. Wanda's letter has a picture of the house we made in this cold rainy country to live in, & here is a picture of the same house showing the chimney. It is not a very warm house for there are many cracks & holes in it & the wind comes into it piping & laughing at us, but we laugh too & never mind the wind when we are dry & have a fire & a bed. The bed is hard but warm & I dont mind the hardness. If you were here I think you would be afraid at first for the big pieces of ice that come from the glacier make a terrible sound & shake the ground & shake the house more than a mile away. But the little pretty flowers are not afraid & the little birds & so you would soon get used to it like them. Papa will be very glad when he gets home to you again & to Wanda & Mamma & he will soon be home. Now I
Glacier Bay [Alaksa]
 Aug 3
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.
Reel 06, Image 0603
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