|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1883/09/13|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook Sept 13 1883
Dear Mrs. Searing
I write to say that a short timer ago Mr. Thomas S. Mount called here & with him was the gentleman named Mr. Gorsuch. They came to see about the painting that you and the late Joshua E. Mount left here.
Mr. Gorsuch showed a written statement from Shepard A. Mount that the portrait was painted as a present for him to receive when he should call for it & I understood him to say that he (Mr. Gorsuch) bought the frame himself. If you remember you told
Not to deliver the picture except by an order from Mr. Searing or some of your family. So I told them in regard to it that doubtless it was all right but I did not like for the picture to be taken away until you were notified of it & they went away with that understanding & I supposed for them to attend to it. Afterwards Mr. Thos. Mount sent word by my father asking me to write to you which I now do. Will you please answer this letter & direct what you wish me to do in this manner
I hope that this will find you and your family very well. I send my most affectionate regards to you all.
My father has not been at all well lately. He sends his best respects to you. We would like for you to come & see us very much indeed.
Very sincerely yours,
Anna A. Jones
On the back
Eugene Roc_? Eldest son Henry died today
The enclosed letter from Anna Jones explains itself.
_________to deliver of the portrait I _you are of the same mind and if so write to Shep Jones to deliver it to Mr. Gorsuch.
Mrs. S is visiting _at Newark. John is getting on nicely with Herbert's boat. With his _regards to Lena and tr____ to see you both soon.
|Credit line||Gift of the Estate of Dorothy de Bevoise Mount, 1959.|