Agnes Bartlett to Ignatius Grossman

Title

Agnes Bartlett to Ignatius Grossman

Description

Agnes Bartlett congratulates Ignatius Grossman for "winning sweet Edwina's love." She looks forward to meeting him.

Creator

Bartlett, Agnes

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1885-04-15

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300460
T1885.04.15-MISC

Transcription

"The Box" April 15th 1885

Dear Mr Grossman

I cannot resist sending you a little word of heartiest congratulations---for winning sweet Edwina's love. You have gained a rare true heart combined with such grace of manner and such a wealth of personal attractions that she is indeed a [find?] of rare symmetry of character


with a nature pure womanly. Indeed your are to be rejoiced with---and it is a great comfort to feel that you appreciate dear Edwina and will treat her tenderly and with a life's devotion. We are very desirous of meeting you and already accord you the hearty welcome of friendship. My daughter Agnes and myself hope to know you---or at least to


see you before the wedding. Mrs Lillie speaks of you so cordially that we feel we know you already---and our affection for Edwina warms our hearts to all whom she loves. I do not know when anyone's happy news has so appealed to me and I am so glad and thankful for dear Edwina and can congratulate you so unreservedly. How her love honors you. What a blessed gift it is. Very earnestly do I pray for you both---wishing you


all that is good---and a hope---which time and the experience of life may deepen and stengthen. My dear husband's friendship for Mr. Booth would cause me to feel a warm interest in all that concerns him or his and---the tenderness of my affection for Edwina makes her happiness a personal joy to me. This will answer as my reason for writing this little word to you.

Sincerely yours Agnes Bartlett


Mr. Grossman

AB

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
5 p
18 x 12 cm

Citation

Bartlett, Agnes, “Agnes Bartlett to Ignatius Grossman,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8282.