Alice Morse Earle
would try myself a jewel with some of the money that has come to me from my books - But I have two daughters, and everything has gone to them. Both girls are to be married in a few weeks - and after that - I am going to buy me a turquoise. I want one clear of color [fine?] of size, and I shall have it set in a ring because then I can see it myself— set just in plain gold. My book Oldtime Gardens is selling well- and I will buy this turquoise with some of the money- and when I look at the turqoise I shall always think of these wonderful California gardens- It will be to me a symbol, an emblem of the color and glory of these gardens.I have an excellent picture of you - I believe it to be good though I never saw you. Tis cut from a magazine, perhaps the Book h[illegible] you have on an overcoat and cloth peaked cap, and hold up a branch of pine cones against the wall. Do you know who Appleseed Johnny was? He furnished apple
Brooklyn, N. Y.
[ca. 1909 ?]
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 35 cm.
Reel 18, Image 1007
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