AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) ON STATIONERY OF NATURAL BRIDGE HOTELS, NATURAL BRIDGE, VIRGINIA, TO HER MOTHER, MRS. MARCUS A. BROWN AT WOODBRIDGE, N.J., APRL 21, 1899
by Brown, Nellie
1899. Original manuscript. Very Good. 4pp, written in pencil in a neat hand, 76 lines of text. Nellie seems to be on her honeymoon with new husband, Howard. They are having a wonderful trip, traveling by train from New Jersey, and visiting Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia, and Washington, DC. "... Just think, here we are way down in Virginia and have seen and walked under the great natural bridge ... had to drive three miles to the hotel. Am now sitting in the reception room ... scenery is perfectly magnificent ... just like July at home ... Howard is so good, makes everything very easy and is very very thoughtful ... Isn't it lovely that we are taking such a trip, it was a perfect surprise to me ... If any more presents come in please keep a list of the names on paper ... Last night at supper & this morning at breakfast Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago sat opposite me at the table ... Every body seems to take life easy down this part of the country--you don't see any hustling here ... [describes wild flowers in bloom, long hikes, etc.] ... we saw Hemlock Island, Salt Petre Caves, Lost River and Lace Curtain Falls ...." Signed, Your same loving daughter, Nellie. 9.5" x 6". Accompanied by the original, pictorial mailing envelope, postage stamp torn away. (Inventory #: 038355)
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