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241 East 17th St.,
New York, Dec. 16, 1891.
Dear Miss Whitney:
I ought long ago to have thanked you for your kind note in reply to mine asking a home with you for my daughter. What you foresaw, came partly to pass; she grew more reconciled to the change that tried her so, and now that she has gone back to Boston for a little visit, with the prospect of other visits there latter, we hope
that she will be able to endure New York. But she was at first desperately homesick, and we did not know what to do. I was homesick myself, and knew how to feel for her, if I did not know anything else.
My wife joins me in cordial thanks and affectionate regards.
Howells, William Dean and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from William Dean Howells, New York, New York, to Anne Whitney, 1891 December 16" (1891). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 843.