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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

Plymouth

Massachusetts

U. S. A.

[Postmark in upper left corner from front of envelope]

[in pencil:

James F Whi

1253 Pacific Str

Brooklyn

N.Y]

Carnarvon, Wales

Sunday Aug. 9 [in pencil: [1914]]

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

Letter from Lucia Bartlett, Carnarvon, Wales, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1914 August 9

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