Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, April 20, 1901
Volta Bureau, April 20, 1901.
Dear Mabel: —
Much troubled to find no evidence in your telegram, or letters, (last letter recd. dated April 5 from Naples) that you have received my letters and enclosures, or anything from me since you left Paris. You do not seem to know that the London lecture has been postponed until next year, so that there is nothing to call me to Europe unless you absolutely need me, and I must say that I don't feel like running over simply for the purpose of spending a few days and then coming back again across the Atlantic unless there is some real necessity for it.
Cablegram just received, says: —
Please nepos Germany return Baddeck June 1st Felix Grand Syracuse”
Which I translate to mean: —
“Please meet me in Germany return Baddeck June First Telegraph health of yourself Grand Hotel Syracuse”
To this I have therefore telegraphed to the Grand Hotel Syracuse, as follows; April 19th: —
“London lecture postponed till next year, will remain America till you return. Grace sails tomorrow steamer Vaterland. All well.
If you and Daisy are going to Germany won't you make a purchase for me there, which will cost less than my trip across the Atlantic both ways. I enclose the titlepage of a bookseller and antiquarian in Berlin, W. H. Kühl, Yägerstrasse, No. 73, Berlin W. He has published a bibliographie of aeronautics containing the names