Correspondence (incoming): Grant, Ida, 1892-1899

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ALS Stanfords to return to Europe, renomination of Harrison 1892, June 18 ALS visit of Henry Dodge, cholera epidemic; met Stanfords at Geneva 1892 Sep 26 ALS death of Mrs. Harrison, Pres. Harrison's defeat, Col. Grant participating in Court Hunts 1892 Dec 14 A.L. (fragment) to Julia Grant, did not learn of L. Stanford's death until after funeral [1893 or 94] ALS condolence, Mrs. Grant in Calif. 1894 Jan 1 ALS J. L. Stanford's trip to Canada 1894 Jan 9 ALS Julia's wedding 1899, Aug ALS husband in Philippines, daughter at St. Petersburg, son at West Point 1899, Dec 6



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ber that my dear Child was most touched and grateful to you & will always love you so much.

Affectionately Yours

Ida H. Grant

P.S. I enclose addressed envelope for you to return these without trouble -

I.H.G.

I send the weddingcake hoping it will be a pleasant souvenir. I.

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Ans Dec 14/189?

West Point, Dec. 6th

My dear Mrs Stanford

I received your brief little message, and hasten to write you my thanks for the kind thought of me, and to tell you how very sorry I was not able to see you again, in N.Y.

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because of my own absence. I most unexpectedly, went to Chicago to see my sister, the day after Mrs Grant went to Washington. While I was there the agent had such an unusually good offer for my little house Just

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wished that I rented it, and came up here, to be near my dear boy, & for change of air, as I was quite ill with influenza. I expected to return to the city where I wanted to see you, but have remained here, all the time. I have thought of you, so often our dear kind friend, and Julia writes me, that your charming gift is such an ornament & valued treasure in her home at St Petersburg.

We hope you keep very well, and I beg you to accept my warm regards & heartfelt thanks for all your kindness. My dear husband, who is nobly doing his

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duty still in the Philippines and Julia too, would join me in these messages if they were here. Ulysses who is doing finely as a cadet, begs you will accept his devoted regards, as I do my own.

Wishing that the New Year will bring you great happiness, believe me, my dear Mrs Stanford,

Yrs affectionately Ida H Grant

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gave his powerful aid to my husband, and how you so sweetly and kindly announced to me Fred's confirmation. Our children preserve their beautiful watches as greatest treasures & heirlooms & now can scarcely bear to use [insert: them] for fear of injuring them, or losing them. Mrs Grant who in California, with her sons [insert: Ulysses & Jesse], hopes to go to see you, before her return east. I suppose, in your noble, unselfish life, you reconcile yourself to your sorrow, doing good for others. Colonel Grant, the children and I

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