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[along left side in pencil: [Lucia Bartlett]]
[Postmark upside-down: [illegible] 12:15 PM 10 AU 14 [illegible]]
Miss Anne Whitney
Care Charles A. Stone Esq
U. S. A.
[Postmark in upper left corner from front of envelope]
James F Whi
1253 Pacific Str
Sunday Aug. 9 [in pencil: ]
Dear Miss Whitney,
I have thought of you many times during this happy English summer & have been glad of every mention of you in my home letters. I like to think of you by the sea in the cottage we loved so much in our pleasant autumn there. I am in England with Mrs. Forbes & every day has been filled with pleasant happenings until the terrible war cast
you pleasant Boston quarters - I hope you have had as comfortable & pleasant weather thro' the summer as has fallen to our lot -
Six hundred soldiers are quartered in a large building back of the hotel - & just now I got up to see many more arriving & marching by - They are the Territorials who take the places in the forts of the regulars
who have gone to the front - And one ambitious man has caused all this trouble - May he soon get his deserts!
It must be very lovely and peaceful where you are - I hope to be in quiet Plymouth soon - I think often of our Shelburne days & see you coming up our hill for a pleasant call at our little cottage - & I see those wonderful
people - & took us to interesting old houses & gardens. We had afternoon tea at Field Marshal Lord Methuen's beautiful place, Chesham Court full of fine pictures - & his pretty daughter showed us about. It was all most delightful & I felt I was a lucky person to share the honors showered on Mrs. Forbes. Then we went to Cornwall & Devon & now are having a view of the wonderful Welsh mountains - I have looked about for Welsh ponies
Bartlett, Lucia and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Lucia Bartlett, Carnarvon, Wales, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1914 August 9" (1914). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 486.