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Catalog Number KSa020038
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1867 c
Scope & Content 77.22.405
Mr. President
Will you oblige me for calling the attention of the hanging committee to the portrait of my wife painted in 1889 and__in the_of that year.
Mr. President
Will you oblige me for calling the attention of the hanging committee to the portrait of my wife. It was painted in 1889 and was in the exhibition of that year. Its value to me may have led me to over rate it as a work of art. I hope not. Were I less devoted to her memory you would not be troubled with this note.
Yours with great respect.
S.A. Mount
On back:
Where - the daughter of that Mother?
The only daughter loved so well,
Loved so dearly - died so early -
Alas, my lonely heart now tell;

Of its blighting when I left her.
Asleep at Greenwood years ago;
Where I love to be in summer
As I oft have knelt in drifting snow;

Knelt with prayers top be forgotten,
Remembering not the words I said,
I know the storm was _there
And that my soul was _the dead

Cold as the memory of our darling
My desolated heart appears;
No longer cheered by woman's smile
Nor consecrated by her tears

All those recollections
Are passing with the years away;
Going - going - as the night goes
Fleeing at the approach of day.
Credit line Bequest of Ward Melville, 1977.