if you wanted to lay aside your work for a while and accompany me, for you had spoken of the possibility of coming down here. For three days I have spent my time with those trio sisters, so [illegible]ft, so sorrowful.What she was to me no one else can [ever?] quite be - for years I have gone to her with all the perplexities of 2 my life and she has been so [illegible], so tolerant, so helpful and so full of affection. As I [illegible] again and again to stand beside her casket, I wondered at the strange foolish waste of nature - thinking upon the wicked and the worthless who live on, and then upon her. She was the inspiration of so many. Her work was not half done - she was full04944
[1910 ?] Jan 20
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.
Reel 19, Image 0095
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