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[postmark: PLYMOUTH MASS Aug 21 1907 3-30P]
Miss Anne Whitney
[written up left side of envelope: M. Olmstead]
[postmark: SHELBURNE, N.H.
Mile End Cottage
(219 Court Street)
August 21 - 07
Dear Miss Whitney
It is not easy to do without your sympathy, which I think I had the past week.
I am sending the films to be developed. If they are at all satisfactory I shall send those to you which I think may interest you.
You cannot know how
glad I was to find that you approved of my taking photographs at Shelburne
The junior member telephoned to me this morning and said that she had already sent you a note - in which I suppose she described our [?merry] and appreciation of your sandwiches - the pleasantest occurance of the day was, after the
lovely drive to the station at Shelburne, that of breathing in the cool air of evening on our arrival here.
I wish that I might show you my "melons" - and the flowery bowery cottage.
I wonder whether, if you decide not to open your Rocky Point house this fall, you would not
come to me, with Delia? And stay here as long as you felt comfortable or it appeared practicable to you. It would give Mrs Knapp, I know much happiness, as well as myself, to have you amongst us -
She is just now visiting Mother in Boston. On her return your these
late visitors will endeavor to describe to her, Mrs Knapp, the joys of their Shelburne days.
We do so much hope that the plumber was able to supply you with an abundance of water - It worried us having you in that trouble.
Electric light and electric bell never are
for the time being occupying much space in this cottage. Later peace will reign here again - and sweet content if you will but come -
In the meantime I am vigorously exercising my lower jaw
Remembrances to Mrs & Miss Converse -
Olmsted, Marion and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Marion Olmsted, Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Shelburne, New Hampshire, 1907 August 21" (1907). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 865.