Condolence letters re: death of Leland Stanford: Ba - Bi, includes Juliette M. Babbitt (Mrs. Chas. H), Alexander Badlam, Mrs. J.H. Bankhead, Mary S. Barnes, Luther F. Beecher (married the Stanfords), [Z.] W. Berryman, and Albert Bierstadt

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and strengthen you, until the time comes for you to meet him, when there will be no more parting.

Mrs. Berryman has sent you a few lines which I enclose with this.

With very kind regards I remain yours most respectfully [Z.] W. Berryman

Mrs Leland Stanford

If I can be of any service to you on this [side?] please let me know

[MB?]

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“Caldecott,”

West End Land,

N.W.

June 29

My dear Mrs Stanford

I wish to offer you my heartfelt sympathy and trust God will sustain and comfort you in this sudden and great affliction.

Yours Sincerely,

J.M. Berryman

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well I understood every aching throb of your heart. In Washington, we have talked together of [him?] of many interesting subjects and {???] I always felt we could understand each other. Four months ago I recieved the terrible cable announcing my dear Husbands sudden & painless death. Such a blow! as I had supposed he was in perfect health & he was expecting to join me very shortly here -- I will not [???] [???] the anguish his death has caused me. For you alas! known it yourself but too well -- two months ago I learned??? of Senator Stanfords sudden death. And I need not assure you how much I understand your pain or the other loneliness and desoltion that comes??? into our's?? life. When deprive[d???] of our inseparable companion and the sharer of our's joys & sorrows. Our consolations are different although our sorrows are so similar -- You are left without children and??? grandchildren -- but you have the means, the heart, and the intelligence to be the Alma Mater to hundreds & thousands of children yet unborn. What a consolation, what a help this must be to you! The carrying out of yr husband's ??? wishes and thus perpetuating those names forever -- My consolation was in a [??? [???] -- but it is most precious to me. I have two most devoted daughters, & six grandchildren - and the four??? little arms belonging to Wm.? Marian Crunford are my constant solace & companions. I teach them. I talk to them. I send to them and they, dear things help to take me out of myself.

Mr. Cranford has gone to America to attend to settling my Husband's affairs. So we shall remain here quietly all winter --

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August 11th

Villa Crawford Sant' Agnello di Sorrento

Dear Mrs Stanford

Although I have never had the pleasure of seeing you as often, or knowing you as well, as I could have wished, yet, I have always felt strangely drawn towards you ever since I first met you in Constantinople. You were there with your Husband and dear only son. When I saw you with the latter, I could hardly supress a feeling of envy, as only two years before our only son had been taken from us. Then a few months later I heard that you had lost your boy, and have

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President Cleveland will have his hands full & [to?] [has?] [compass?] . We will do if the Democrats will do any better than the Republicans -- of course everything is changed and although the Democrats pretend they wish Civil Service to be enforced - still, even those [???] second was of the best have been thrown out of employment. In my own family my brother in law Cal. [Lay?] who was Counsul General on Canada & who had placed everything [such?] an excellent footing was suddenly deprived of his post without the slightest warning. This is very hard especially now. While writing this it has occurred to me that possibly you might be in need of a person in whom you could [???] absolute confidence, excellent knowledge of business & accounts. [???] thorough [several words unintelligible???] / he is a Catholic/

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In us should you know of any one who does. I do [???] In name our could do [???]. {???] to secure his services and at this time it would be every thing to him to find [???] employment I need not say. He knows nothing of my writing this as it has only just occurred to me while writing, but it would be such a joy to me to be able to fine them a little surprise, as he & my sister are in down hearted just now. I hopy you will come to Sorrento should you ever chance to be visiting Southern Europe. I [???] like you to [???] my daughters & son in laws, & show you this little [several words unintelligible] house by the sea.

Hofsing???

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