Bade, William Frederic


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[aneroid] which had been used by Whitney during his survey in that part of the Sierras) his field glasses, and the huge old [manzanita] arm chair which he had made when we moved into our winter home in the old log cabin, and which has afforded a comfortable resting place for many distinguished guests. These things I have here. If there was in her possession correspondence of any value Mrs. Hutchings must have taken it with her to England. I have been unable to find her there at her address set from London, and doubt if she is still living. Mother lost everything she preserved in the San Francisco fire, but had nothing of historic intent. The name of “Lady Yelverton” was a familiar one in our household. She lived with us at the hotel in the valley through one summer – I think it must have been the summer of 1870 – and she seems to have been an intelligent, lovable woman. Everyone spoke of her affectionately. I remember my mother’s telling of her having taken a great fancy to my


Waitsfield, Vermont

Date Original

January 1923

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Resource Identifier

MSS048 Va.10

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