Correspondence (outgoing)

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ALS to Leland. Naples. Presented to Pope, assassination of Czar (3 pp) 1881 Mar 16; ALS to Leland. Bought a statue (3 pp) 1881 Mar 24; ALS to Leland. Rome. Activities of Leland Jr., plans for rest of trip (2 pp) 1881 Mar 28



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HOTEL BRISTOL A. Frontini ROMA

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busy but I am not going to get anything more Love but will talk more with you about some things I have seen - I am so anxious now to get on to Paris [hoping?] you will have started by this time. I am so homesick I cannot eat or sleep and I often think if it were not for the strong will I exercise on myself I would give up - Oh how long the time has been I have solemnly promised myself nothing shall ever take me from my home and you again - if we are

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a few days ago in which she said Fr [Assup?] was very sick - I telegraphed yesterday to know she was and Mr. M said "a little better think she is all right now" Mrs. Mills is dreadful home sick and has all her family with her and that I should be must not be strange - I have read with great interest Jery Black address at the meeting in N.Y. I should think he has a sore head. I did not like him in Paris he was too good a Democrat. I wish Charles Adams would answer him he know more about R. R. matters than most as he studdied[sic] it long - and found it was too much for him. I wish you were out of all the Rail Roads and could settle down to a more peaceful life we would have something more hope full to look forward to in the future than now. For the [communistic, conservative ?] spirit is spreading itself to such an extent that even men like Judge Black are in favor of dividing the spoils of the rich -- Now good bye my next will be from Florence -

Leland says "give my love to Papa" With love and kisses many

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from your wife Jane L. Stanford

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all spared to reach there together. I shall be thankful if we can meet again how I will rest soul body and mind. I don't know dear Leland as all I have seen has for one moment reconciled me to this long seperation[sic]. I have tried to [hide-face?] cheerfully and not complain for I know you had heavy burdens in business, but Oh how my heart has cried out when alone at night and how earnestly I have prayed that we might all be spared to meet again. I don't dare to allow myself to take this cup of hope to my lips.

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yet that you will be here within a few weeks for you say so little in your letters to encourage me. Clara has to leave me the first of next month. She says she will try and [contend ?] the children to let them stay till the middle if she can. She does not want to leave me till you come, but I cannot hope here to do what I would not do myself. I shall ever love and bless her for her goodness to me I think I never could have come here in Italy had she not urged me - and cheered me to do so

I had a letter from Mrs. Lewis

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[Preprinted Letterhead] HOTEL BRISTOL A. Frontini ROMA [Penciled notation, top right] 1881

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My dear Leland,

To day I expected to leave Rome for Florence had coupe engaged and also rooms at the Hotel de la Ville in Florence, but have been prevented by the sickness of LelandHe showed on Wednesday the day after our return here that he had taken cold but I thought with care and my old homeopathic remedies he would be all right in a few days, but Thursday night he had so much fever I sent for Dr. Valerie. He feared at first

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"Augustes " here by the artist for his head is so much like the bust of Augustus and he has been to nearly all their studios and I find he has quite an aquaintance among them. He came in just before we went away and said Mamma I have been into a Sculptors where I have seen four the finest pieces ever made representing the four seasons - so I had to go with him the next day and look at them - at an Italian Artist named Boticelli [sic] and they were lovely - all originals so after a few days I went again made an offer of $900 - for the four with pedestals and took them You will be charmed with them. He has seen a picture that he wants me

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that he was going to have some kind of fever -- but it has resulted in quite a severe attack of bronchitis he is up this afternoon and the doctor assures me that with care he will be better and able to go on our journey by Thursday or Friday. I shall feel greatly relieved when we are safely away I have had such a dread of Rome with all its wonderful fascinations this fear hes having of me that I brought here with me but I argued with myself that it was only a medical condition of my mind in consequence of not being well - and I must not yield to it. I am now leaving without seeing half. The Palace of the [loafers?]

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I have not seen the ruins inside - Leland went with Mr L[orhs ?] the [Celirse ?] I was not well enough to go with them and Leland was going to take me himself on Thursday so that he could leave out that part he thought was too hard for me, and show me the frescoes of Livia's rooms and the Golden House of Nero He has it all at his tongues end. You will be surprised how much this trip has done for him. I feel very proud of him. He is wonderfully bright far beyond his years. The doctor says he has a mind like a man. All intellect and that is why he is so sensitive physically. He is called the little

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[Penciled notation at top] 1881

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Naples March 16th

My dear Leland

While waiting for lunch to be served and waiting for George and Leland to return from the bank with money for me I will ocupy [sic] the time writing a few lines. We left Rome day before yesterday (Tuesday) on Monday previous we had much to enjoy. Hooker & Co. Bankers had invited us to a balcony in a friends house to see the King review the troops being his birth day But before it was time I have at 1/2 past 9 - he also recived [sic] a note from Bishop [Faughese ?] saying at 12 we

[Left side] in beautiful costume of yellow and blk guarding the stairs after waiting awhile in an ante room where we left our wraps we were ushered by [cadets ?] dressed in crimson satin and velvet into an inner room where we found about two hundred seated all dressed in the black costumes blk [ ?} the gents in full dress white cravats- many looked like noblemen and ladies we had to wait nearly an hour but the room was so beautiful marble mosaics and frescoes and the people themselves all interested me so much the time did not seem long at last a Chamberlain came and took all the [sinatures] from each and some after the

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