2 June 1905
Garfield, Lucretia R. (1832-1918)
Autograph letter signed
Title: to Mrs. George W. Childs
Addressed to Childs at "The Manhattan, 42nd Street, New York City." Asks how she is doing in New York and mentions that she planned on visiting her yesterday, but got caught up in errands. Explains that she had not planned to be in Princeton but her son Harry Augustus Garfield and his family went abroad for the summer and would not be in Mentor, Ohio at all. Reports that she is leaving to go back to Ohio on Monday. Asks Childs about her journey and discusses her own. Mentions the New York City subway system (which would have just opened the year before) and states, "Isn't it wonderful? but appalling, It is more agreeable surely to be above ground. One can realize what Jonah's sensations may have been." Written on black bordered mourning stationery.