Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 12 (1897)


Ms 190, 1897

Diary, February 1897

Ashfield, N.S.W.

Tuesday, February 9, 1897

Previously unpublished.

Received a letter from Brother Haskell, informing me he had arrived in Sydney last Sabbath. He went on board the boat—not [the one] from America which had been delayed on her passage from San Francisco several days until fears were entertained that the boat might be lost. But she arrived at Auckland [New Zealand]. Reported heavy seas and strong wind on New Zealand coast. The American boat has not yet arrived in Sydney; is expected to be in today. We shall then expect American mail. 12LtMs, Ms 190, 1897, par. 1

We wished to have a consultation with Brethren Haskell and Semmens in reference to the Health Home, its furnishing, and in regard to the treatment of patients. In a few hours we were in the carriage on our way [from] Cooranbong to Morisset where we took the train for Sydney. Stopped at Ashfield Health Home. Elder Haskell is here and we will meet him at the breakfast table. 12LtMs, Ms 190, 1897, par. 2

I slept most of the way on the cars and arrived at our destination at eleven o'clock p.m. Neither Sara nor I slept well. It has rained during the night. 12LtMs, Ms 190, 1897, par. 3

Received a letter from James Edson White. He is trying to do what he can in obtaining entrance into many places. 12LtMs, Ms 190, 1897, par. 4