complimented by being asked to see the high "Courtyards" this fall, and has had the satisfaction of shooting wonderfully well, having killed 103 pieces, birds and hares, in one day recently. We have also had much occupation and pleasure in seeing all Americans, who
over here for rest.
Notwithstanding the delightful term we have had in lovely Vienna, and the regrets we shall feel in leaving here, still we shall be most joyful to see again, our dear relations and friends, at home.
Colonel Grant, the Children and I all join in sending to you and to Senator Stanford, our dear, kind friends, our affectionate "Greetings" and wishes
have come to Vienna for the winter to study [?], and on "Thanksgiving Day" when we received, there were 150 Americans in our house, at once. After Christmas we'll begin the entertainments, given by the Austrian Aristocrats, who -----------------remain in their country Chateaux until that time. We have fallen quite in love with their ways of passing so much of the season in the country, and I realize the good features of it all, when I see our own countrymen and women, who say they must come
Ida Grant to Julia 1893-94
I sent [only ?] this for yourself
beg also, that you give our love to dear, kind, good Mrs Stanford, whom Fred and I think of very often. She was lovely to us; and we mourned with her. Do explain, that being in stupid little Bruges, we did not hear of the Senator's
death until the funeral and all was over, just as we sailed, and when we arrived and read her sad letters to you, we felt it was too late, and would be an intrusion upon her grief, for us to write. We know and hope you will all have a delightful, happy & healthy winter there. Think of us as very happy
N.Y. 245 W 74th St Jany 1st 1894.
My dear Mrs. Stanford,
I must write to you. our dear, kind friend, this snowy "New Year's Day," to tell you how much we are with you in heart and feeling, and how much we
[left side] maining there two weeks in ignorance of all that was taking place, we heard just before sailing for home in London of your sad loss and ours - and that all was over, our noble friend's funeral having taken place long before so we thought we could not explain to you in telegrams
[sideways on right page] we have a very tiny house here where we wish we might hope to welcome you sometimes
Yours always devotedly
Ida H. G.