Letter from Eliza Symonds Bell to Alexander Graham Bell, undated
No envelope and no date.
My dear Aleck,
If today had been tomorrow, I should probably have felt sufficiently at leisure to collect my thoughts for a gossip but just now they seem so far away, I don't know how to catch hold of them. Perhaps Papa may find a letter from you in the box— otherwise we shall be anxious as to the fate of that #100. We hope now, all will go on smoothly with you, and no more occasion for nervous headaches. The box from Edinburgh has arrived (in it are some books for you) and also a very uncomfortable letter from Uncle. I fancy the long continued wet and fog of misty Edinburgh has its effect upon his brain. He is farther than ever from any idea of crossing the Atlantic or of allowing his daughters to do so. Moreover he says, as they none of them like teaching they are taking lessons ni dressmaking and