My little one has not arrived yet and I am still patiently waiting. These last weeks are so very trying - especially where I thought it would all be over - and that I would have my dear baby in my arms long ere this - Last year - Mrs Stanford the Senator sent Mr Carr and myself separate annual passes, this enabled me many times to go with Mr Carr when he went on business trips - when otherwise I could not have been with him - for my husband is young and has his fortune all before him - I feel even [more?] now the importance of a pass, for there is no Doctor Q Trust in Bakersfield - and I know I shall often went to come up here with baby to consult my physician. So if I could have one for my self and maid - even though Mr Carr did not have one it would be a great convenience to me - I do not wish to take
did, especially where you are so full of grief and sorrow yourself. Of my many blessings I count that of know you - and being brought under the influence of your strong pure faith - are of the greatest - . Although I have seen you but the two or three times - as I wrote you before - you will never realize the great good your written and spoken words have done me.
[Br?] Jan 13th Austie L. Car[r]
My Dear Mrs Stanford
I appreciated so very much the letter you wrote me, knowing as I do how [Br?] your life is - and how many [Br?] of important business you have on your [time?] I think it was so very sweet and kind of you - dear Mrs Sanford - to write me the comforting hopeful words that you
that it was not convenient to comply with my request. Hoping that you are well - and with love to you.
Faithfully yours. Austie L. Carr. #2122 California St. Jan. 12th '94
Advantage of the interest you have shown in me, to ask this great favor of you. And if there is a chance of your misunderstanding my doing so - please do not think of it again - and forget that I have ever mentioned the subject. For I prize too highly your friendship to let Anything [mar?] its [beauty?] - [And?] if I do not hear from you I will understand
however - though that very friendship for you was not of long enough standing to warrent my doing that. So I have contented myself by calling him Leland Llewellyn - the Llewellyn is for a Mrs Llewellyn a dear friends who is to be his God Mother, and I tell every one I named him Leland - because I was fond of the name - If he is spared to me - I hope and pray that I may [bring him?] up - so that he will be an [Br?] to the name. Physically - he has a good start in life for he is a strong hearty little fellow. I will inclose aone of his christening cards. It would give me such happiness to have you with us on that occasion. A number of my
to me - I am writing this note to tell you about baby's name Ever since I heard you talk of your dear son - the name of "Leland" has been especially sweet and lovely to me - And for months before the little one was born I said if I was blessed with a son - I should like to call him Leland Stanford - My husband
answered March 25 / 94
Austie L. Carr
My Dear Mrs Stanford -
The dear sweet letter which you sent me after the birth of my little son - was a very great pleasure and comfort to me I can not tell you dear Mrs Stanford how much I appreciate your many kindnesses