And retained her mind up to the last minuet She would take sinking spells and get so low that we would give her up but she would come out of them with a smile on her face and tell us not to be frightened as shw was not going to die She sank very rapidly after Mother died. Mother just wore herself out nursing Maud as some one was up with her night and day Father and I were home for three months taking care of Maud Mother was ready to go her only regret was that she had to leave Maud she realized that there was no hope for SisterShe was conscious up to the very last and bid all good by. Father and myself have been staying her since the folks died but he expects to start to Arizona in a few days It has been terrible hard on Papa he just idolized Maud she was the last of three daughters and Mothers death to. I expect to go out on the Gov Giological Survey with Dr C Hart Merriam next month I received a letter from him a few days ago and answerd it he is telegraph me the fore part of next02871
1901 Jun 29
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.
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