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[partial postmark: ISLANDS SEP 8 1908 A.M. MAINE][written in pencil on side: Guiney]
Miss Anne Whitney,
Rocky Point, Plymouth,
[postmark: PLYMOUTH, MASS REC'D SEP 2 8PM 1906]
[written in pencil: 55 /06]
Little Good Harbor, Five Islands, Maine.
My dear and very dear A.W., I am still here. I wanted to go back last week, but i was wallowing in insomnia, and they wouldn't let me until I reformed; and I really began to reform. this very last night as ever was. Now comes your letter. There isn't a plan on either my horizon or Mom's. The moment I get back the bustling will begin. According to last advices, the Sutherlands come back to 302 on Tuesday. and Mom goes on a visit to the Cohasset end of Nantasket: where I am to find her on the 11th or thereabouts. I don't wish to give a thought to Oxford until she is settled comfortably. My chores there will have to wait. Of course I'll run down to Plymouth! Just wait and see. Miss Anna Branch was, I think, a College mate of my Mary Jordan. I hugely admire the former's harp-fingers. Thank you
ever so much for the Belmont inquiries. Now I am setting up strength again, I feel hopeful that all will come to happy ends; and the mom is better than she has been for a whole year. You never saw [deletion: such] a wilder spot that this. Rock, sea, and sky, and Kingfishers for your only neighbors. I am habited, day [deletion: and] after day, in my bathing suit and sandals! Were it not for the ever festive mosquito, the place is unspoiled Eden. Salutation to both households.
Your continuously loving
Guiney, Louise Imogen and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Louise Imogen Guiney, Five Islands, Maine, to Anne Whitney, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1906 September 2" (1906). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 787.