Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Henry J. Leplastrier to Alexander Graham Bell, June 30, 1889
St. James Park
30 June 1889
My dear Cousin
I ought to have written to you before but I have been so upset in mind and body that I have been obliged to put off all letter writing — But dear Frances will not allow me to put it off any longer so here you have all the news compressed into a fe
Frances is very sorry to hear of Mrs. Bell & the children have been so unwell and she is always talking of you all so that I seem to know you all tolerably well especially as I have your photos very handsomely framed in black & gold with pretty glass in the centre — They have been framed in one picture, and I have also the photo of Frances, and yourself in the Indian chiefs costume — also the pencil illustration of the telephone which you may recollect giving to her when in Boston — I have it framed between 2 glasses so that both sides can be read, and I have had some idea of sending it to our national Museum where it would be highly prized but have BEEN PERSUADED TO KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY, at all events for the present.