Letter from Grace E. Hall to Clarence Edmonds Hemingway

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Letter written by Grace E. Hall in New York to Clarence E. Hemingway in Chicago, dated January 17, 1896.

This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.



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January 17th '96.

My Own Darling,

It is quite late and your little girl is tired, though I'm sure I don't know what with.

I answered your dear sister's letter today. I received a note from my cousin Mallinson Randall, (who is organist of St. Andrew's Church), this morning expressing

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his desire to call and make my aquaintance.

I shall soon have such a list of calling aquaintances that I shall have to flee to Chicago in self defence.

I had a grand lesson with Madame today, she was simply radiant over my singing and more than that, she is enthusiatic over me, myself; she says, "Oh Madmoiselle Ernestine I haf never a pupil like you. You are all soul.

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and intelegence. You make me to overdo (out do) myself." Do you remember the "King" we heard in "Lohengrin, Plançon, the great baratone [baritone]. He is one of Madame's pupils, She trained him entirely. Many of the artists of this Italian Opera company are studying with her, while here in New York. They embrace the opportunity to brush up with a great teacher. I shall write all this to Daddy, so

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You need not feel obliged to report to him.

I am so glad you have an assistant in the "Peace" work. If you ever chance to get hold of a copy of "Sorrell" read "Auf nicher sehen" I wanted to read it to you, once, but did not dare. I read it the other night, and knew that you could, and would, feel it now; and you would read it just as tenderly as you read that little lore form out of Ryley to me, one night, before the fire at your house, with the tears in your voice, my dear one.

Now Darling, a good night and a warm tender kiss from the me who is all allyours.

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CHI IL JAN 19 7 - 30P 1896

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