New York, NY
Aug 10, 1898
From: William A Gray
To: Ruth Barrell
My Dearest Ruthy:
Just another line “between times” to carry to you the deep love and best wishes I
always feel for you, a message so satisfactory to repeat.
Went to the jeweler a few minutes ago and found your ring not yet ready. He
promised it surely for tomorrow afternoon.
Well this has been a pretty mean sort of a day here, likewise I presume in New
Providence. Had a visit from Papa today and took him to dinner. He said Mama was better.
This week is going slowly but surely, and it won’t be long until I again turn toward
home and you. From the moment I leave you my thoughts turn to the time of our next
meeting and the pleasure to attend it.
Don’t work too hard, Dearest, get lots of sleep — (“the same to you, sir”) — and be a
good girl generally.
Cannot take any more time now, so will close.
With much love and kisses,
As ever your