I have been confined to the house & in the doctor’s clutches for about 3 weeks—otherwise I could not & would not have delayesd so long to tell you how thorought ly delighted I am with the Cyclopedia & how much it the book transcends even its splendid reputation. You could not have given me a thing I should prize more highly—& so my thanks are hearty & outspoken, mother dear.1
This is my first day out——went down town & selected some birds to send to you for our Christmas. Just got back—Livy approves the selection. We send ever so much love to you, our dear mother—& what slops over to the Cranes, don’t you see?2
Provenance:The Jervis Langdon Collection was donated in 1963 by Ida Langdon.