Letter:GAUSS, Charles Henry to Blanche Gauss - 1875-02-21
|From||GAUSS, Charles Henry (1845 - 1913)|
|To||GAUSS, Blanche Lindsay (1870 - 1950), JOHNS, Charlotte Elizabeth (1850-1938)|
|Date:||21 Feb 1875|
|Collection||Minna Gauss Reeves collection|
From: Return to C. H. Gauss, Main & Moniteau Sts., SEDALIA, Mo.,
if not delivered within 10 days.
To: Miss Blanche Gauss, St. Charles, Mo
Postmark: Sedalia, MO, Feb 21
Sedalia Feb 21th 75
My Sweet Blanchie
Your Papa has been wanting to write to you for some time. The letter that you wrote to me was an awful sweete nice letter and I hope you will grow fast and learn to write yourself.
The other day as I was going past Col. Jaynes house on Broadway I met a little girl about as big as you who was going home from school. She had on a blue water proof just like yours and had some books under her arm. she had lost her way and was trying to tell who she was to a gentleman. She said her name was McMillan and that she did not have any Papa he was dead that she lived with her Auntie. She said her uncles name was Hite - and that he kept a lumber yard. I did not know anybody by that name so we did not know what to do. After asking her a good many questions I found out that her uncles name was White, and that she called it Hite because sh could not talk good. I then told the gentleman where her house was and he showed her the way. I am getting very tired living here by myself and will be glad when our nice new house on Broadway is finished so that you and momma an Pey can come home. We will have a nice yard and wide Plank walk so you can play nice with Mabel when she comes to see you.
Be a good girl and kiss Pey and help your mamma take care of him.
From your Papa -
Dear Lizzi I have just room to congratulate you and the rest on Freds Marriage last Friday -- Shall I send the dress by itself? I can get at the chest but not well at the box?
Source:Handwritten original in the private collection of the Chambless family. Transcribed to softcopy by Susan D. Chambless, 2000.