Florence M[erriam] Bailey
and since we reached home have house hunted, been up to northern New York and back, and gotten settled in our winter house, with a week of [mister's?] work added. Whenever I have had a spare moment in the interval and have suggested writing you Mr. Bailey has said - wait till I can write, too; but you have been in our thoughts and your name has been associated with all we have had to tell of ourglorious summer. For one of the best parts of it all was having you with us - seeing with you as you so generously let us. I want to say this because I feel as if you did not realize how eagerly people listen to your "message" - how much it means to them. They want your stories, too, because they are good stories, and show the dauntless man back of them, but
1900 Nov 4
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0429
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