Correspondence (incoming): Grant, Julia D., 1900-1901

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L. by Mary illness, social 1900, Feb 28 ALS moving picture of Passion Play reminiscing 1900, Mar 11 L. by M. recommends as maid companion Anna Held, maid for Helen Terry 1900, May 8 L. by M. social, Mrs. Newman 1901, Easter ALS and cvr. social, family news 1901, May 20, LS and cvr. would like to hear from her 1901, Nov 9 ALS social note 1901, Dec 16



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informed by cable. I suppose you are now on your way to find more beautful things for the "House Beautiful" - how happy to be able to do so much.

Do you think at all of coming to Washington If you do, I can give you for the next three weeks all the room your could possibly require, and I would be so pleased to have you. If you will come telegraph me and oblige.

Your affectionate friend Julia D. Grant per M.

February twenty eighth 1900

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not yet out of my room My daughter Mrs Sartoris is getting on finely and will soon be home. No cancer, no tumor, as so glibly announced by the papers. She was a little frightened about herself and decided to place herself in the care of a specialist, and I understand with great satisfaction. I hope to have her home in a fortnight more. I have good news from Julia too, her temperature is lower so I am

2111 Mass Avenue Washington, D.C. My dear Mrs Stanford I was greatly pleased to hear from you today, and that you are in New York, but I am so sorry to learn of your illness. I have been confined to my room for four weeks, with a trained nurse, the doctor twice a day, and pills every hour. I have lived through it all, though

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and brave so kind so charitable to the faults of others. Whilst I who am so full of faults am the most exacting, declaring that every one know, that "Eight is eight and wrong is wrong" and can make no allowances at all. Do let me tell you dear Mrs Stanford of a wonderful moving picture I went to see on Tuesday last before sending. The marvelous passion play - No wonder you go again and again to witness it. I nearly break down with viewing even this poor imitation of any thing so grand and marvelous and to me the scenes all so familiar and so true, What floods of memories came rolling back on me The kind words and [very ?] tender care of my dear husband the kind attention of all the score of healthy handsome

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often and wondered if some times you like myself wondered why I was left here? My Nellie is well enough now to leave the sanatorium and is stopping at the same hotel with yourself The Fifth Avenue. I hope you will see her dear Mrs Stanford she is so so lovely and gentle so like her father in every way so true and

Sunday 11 am March 11th 1900 My dear Mrs Stanford Some two weeks ago I had Mary write to you for me, and not hearing from you since I fear you are still ill. I hope dear Mrs Stanford you have not been sick all this weary time? I have thought of you often and

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I entered feeling awed with the idea of being in such sacred historic presence. This all at once vanished and in its place came indignation at such neglect and I began to accept the little bunches of the poor little marigolds (the only flower that we found there) from each of the gentlemen as they made their offering [to] me! Then as we all wondered on I began to wonder if it was any of the stars (these were grand) now there that our blessed Jesse knelt under when he left his [ ?] that night to pray for us - When lo! as I passed under the shadow of one grand old knarled [sic] olive tree I was seized with a violent trembling and another this is the spot - kneeling I asked for forgiveness -- Yrs, your friend Julia D. Grant

[stamped: LELAND STANFORD JR MUSEUM JUL 20 1903]

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