Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, October 5, 1875
292 Essex St., Salem, Mass.,
October 5th, 1875.
Dear Miss Mabel,
I have just finished a long letter to Hon. George Brown concerning my telegraphic schemes — and now I feel like writing a few lines to you to thank you for so promptly letting me know of your safe arrival home. I felt indeed more anxious than I care to tell you when I saw you drive off from the Station alone. The horse looked so spirited and you drove off so fast — that I felt I better lose my train — than let you run any danger. However when you stopped at the corner I knew you had control over the horse — and so stepped on board the cars with a lighter heart.
I found Dr. and Mrs, Marsh on board on their way to New York. Baby was there too looking well and comfortable. And an elderly lady whose name I forget. I hope you have obtained your drawing-book — and that you are making numerous sketches of Bethel and the neighborhood. Please remember me kindly to Miss True, and tell her how sorry I was not to see more of her. I hope she will come to Boston soon. Remember me also to my little friend — Helen I think her name is — but impress upon her memory the fact that I am not “Miss Bell”.
I was at Cambridge yesterday and your mother