Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 4 (1883 - 1886)


Lt 36, 1884

White, W. C.; White, Mary

St. Helena, California

January 15, 1884

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children:

We had a very pleasant journey up here from Healdsburg. Dr. Chamberlain was delighted. Now I feel sure that I am going to be better—my lungs and throat. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 1

I want you, Mary and baby, to come up, for we must talk about my books. I want Willie should meet me here and talk over matters. You can never come in a pleasanter time. It is just beautiful. I have been going over the hills with Dr. Chamberlain. Now come if you can. Do come now before it will rain again. It is very mild here, so different from the mornings in Oakland or Healdsburg. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 2

Tell Marian [Davis] I have matter in regard to Nehemiah on usury. Will send [it] I think tomorrow. Wish she were here. I am delighted with [the] prospect. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 3

Sister Rogers seems so glad to see us all. Brother Rogers’ brother leaves today. Come now if you can. The children are here to take care of baby. Bring me the history of John. Borrow it. I have yours, Willie, coming in [a] box. Jenny [Ings] is very urgent for you to come. When patients get here, it will not be as good a time. No one [is] here but Bro. Robbins from Japan and Bro. St. John and our party. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 4

Willie, bring the fountain pen. Tell Sister Sarah I would like a settlement of our account. I shall be so glad to meet you here. Do not delay, because it is so beautiful now, sunshine so warm. Ella can be out of doors all the time after early morning. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 5

In haste, 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 6


Shall I set Brother Burr to work on my lot? Let me know if you do not come at once. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 7

I think you had better, if you come, bring some of those green peas. They are nice. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 8


I want tinted scratch books to write on. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 9


I send this article to follow the others in regard to South Lancaster. If you think it not best to put in the paper, now, hold it or put [it] in [the] Signs. 4LtMs, Lt 36, 1884, par. 10