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[handwritten in pencil: [Lucia Barltett]]
[postmark: [PLYMOUTH MASS. JUN 8 5-30P 1914]]
Miss Anne Whitney
Care Charles A. Stone Esq
Plymouth [in other hand: [June 8, 1914]] Sunday
Dear Miss Whitney,
I am so sorry not to be able to see you when you are so near. I have just heard that you have come & Tuesday I sail for away for a summer in England & my last days are very full. I am glad we are not going to an empty
Shelburne this summer, for it would indeed seem void & desolate without you. I think of you often, & I shall have to picture you now against the back ground of blue sea, as when we first knew you & you read lovely things to us. But it is easier to see you among your mountains in the
sunshine of the sunny piazza as we have seen you so often these last two summers.
Mrs. Forbes has invited me for a summer in England with her. We always enjoy a great deal together & I am anticipating some happy weeks. We go first to Scotland &
have some time of motoring to lovely places & then go to southern England. It is a lovely time of year for the hedge rows & the charms of England - if the suffragettes leave us anything to see!
I hope it will be a very happy summer for you in the dear green cottage seeing "the twilight gather in the dell" Affectionately Lucia Bartlett
Bartlett, Lucia and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Lucia Bartlett, Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1914 June 8" (1914). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 485.