Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, December 15, 1902
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL TO MABEL (Hubbard) BELL
Windsor Hotel, Montreal.
December 15, 1902.
Mrs. Graham Bell,
Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
My darling wee wifie:
I want to help you carry out your plane for Beinn Bhreagh — but thought it best to make no difinite arrangements with Mr. McInnis until we have definitely settled what we want and have conferred together on the matter. We must do so here . The moment we reach Washington other interests will distract our attention — and our plans will not be carried out for another year — unless we decide now .
I have had a general talk with Mr. McInnis and I find him quite ready to fall in with our ideas. I have been trying to dictate ideas to you for your consideration before we meet — but have been interrupted by visitors and etc., to such an extent that I cannot hope to complete dictation in time for you to receive it before you start. I will only say that I think we must concentrate all our attention on one point at present. While the general plan of Departments should be considered fully — we cannot hope to establish more than one distinct Department at the present time — The gardening Department. Let us take this up first — and the others later on. Departments should be geographically arranged. Gardening Department to include all the property at the Point — Point Department?
Gardener to have charge of the grounds and buildings at the Point — including the care of Beinn Bhreagh Hall while we are away.