Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, November 14, 1900
Mr. Kennan is to have a gentleman's dinner party on Thursday to celebrate the safe return of Mr. Atwater from the Transvaal War.
I landed in Boston on Thursday (8th inst.) about noon — after a good passage. Rather rough for some of the passengers but I enjoyed it. I found Mrs. Pratt waiting for me at the Parker House — with a wonderful collection of material for Chapter VI, appendices and etc. Result: — I did not leave my room at the Parker until Sunday — working hard all the time. Much pleased with the result. Chapter VI of the Historical notes is undoubtedly the best and most important chapter I have written. Mailed it to Booth on Sunday with special delivery stamp, and started same evening by train for Baddeck.
Arrived last night — done out! Have devoted all my time since to Dr. Phelps and his records — and retired to bed at eight o'clock this evening with a headache. Have just wakened up (1 A.M.) Thursday — to write a few lines to you so that Dr. Phelps may take this letter to the Grand Narrows and mail it on the train in the morning.
I hope you received my cablegram from Boston