Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, June 24, 1889
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL TO MABEL (Hubbard) BELL
Waverley House, Halifax, N. S.
Monday, June 24th, 1889.
My dear little wifie:
Your letter of Friday, June — addressed to the steamer just reached me this afternoon. They handed it to me at the office of Cunard and Company — when I went to arrange for the bulk of our baggage going by steamer to Baddeck.
I wish I could do something to show your dear Mamma how much I love her — and how sorry I am she has again been ill. I am afraid, from what Dr. Kerr told me that these attacks are serious as they are so near the region of the heart. Do not leave her until you feel you can — and do take care of yourself my dear — I am troubled and anxious about you all.
I wish you could all experience the invigorating effects of?ova Scotia air — already I begin to revive from my wilted condition and Daisy is as bright as a kitten. My mother has enjoyed her trip — and has suffered no fatigue. The wheeled chair her at the depot in Washington and she was wheeled to the train. Then again in Baltimore from the train to the carriage. On board the steamer she had the Captain's cabin — quite a large and airy room — and all her meals were brought to her. Sarah was as kind to her as she could be — and actually succeeded in letting her undress her and put her to bed. Dr. Kerr suggested that it would be a good thing to have some one in our household capable of nursing any one who might be sick — and that this person might be told to make it her special duty to wait upon my Mother — and make herself also otherwise generally useful. I told him I liked the idea if we could find a suitable person. He promised