Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters
An On-line Archival Collection
Special Collections Library, Duke University
Cleveland July 30, 1873
My Dear Hubbie:
I think I promised to enclose Lucy's letter in my last but did not will put it in this letter as it gives full account of baby.
I had a letter this morning from Lucy in which she says that the baby is doing fine - sitting in the rocking chair singing as happy as child can be.
She sleeps in our bed quite alone. Lucy sleeping in the next room.
This will be the last letter written from here as I leave here to-night.
Shall sleep with our darling to-night. D.V. They are not expecting me until to-morrow night - so I shall take them quite by surprise.
I visited a lady's studio yesterday, that of Miss. Ransom - perhaps I mentioned it to you. She is a portrait painter. has made it a profession for twenty years she told me. She recommended me to an artist in Chicago whose instruction would be valuable. I do not know if I have mentioned to you that if I can see the way to do it I am [...] to paint with a good artist for a short time this summer - it has been in my mind for a long time. I intend if possible to stop in Chicago a day when I go out.
Miss. Ransom gave me some suggestions in regard to color that I think may be valuable. She had in her studio an immense full length portrait of Sen. Thomas recently painted.
I think I will go to the Dr. office now to get medicine and instructions before leaving. The husband of one of the patients came this morning making me wish mine did too.
Now I think of it - I want to tell you of a syringe that I wish you to get and use for your catarrh (you needn't use if for "weakness") It is marked on the rubber bag which contains the water [...] Syringe - Manufactured by Fairbanke and Co. 121 Court Street, Boston, Mass. If you cannot find it in Savannah a druggist will [...] send for it for you. There are directions how to use it for catarrh - I like it very much. Be sure to buy it.
I think I will call this letter finished and take it with me and post when I reach Wakeman.
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