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Letter from Florence Earle Coates to Miss Katherine Brégy (24 September 1912)

Miss Katherine Brégy

2033 N. Broad Street




September 24/12

Dear Miss Brégy:—

I have thought of you many, many times since we steamed away from our native shores, bearing your most kind letter with us. It was my intention to write immediately we should have seen the Meynells, but I was ill following that delightful experience, and since my recovery the pressure of daily and hourly events, plus proof-reading &c. &c. for my new volume which the Houghton, Mifflins are desirous of bringing out in time for the Christmas sales—the book to be called "The Unconquered Air, and other Poems," have sadly interrupted my correspondence. However, I have but thought of you the more.

It would I think gratify you could you know how generously and how delightfully Mr. & Mrs. Meynell honoured your introduction. Indeed we were received by them with the most beautiful hospitality—a hospitality such as one rarely looks to find outside of America—and we look back to our visits to them,—I hope we did not tax them by too full an acceptance of their gracious welcome,—as amongst the most charming of our English experiences.

We so liked them all! Afterward, I put into verse something of my feeling for dear Mrs. Meynell which will be included, in a somewhat revised shape, in my new volume. Naturally we talked much of you, and Mrs. Meynell said she should write you of our visit.

There will be much of which we shall wish to talk when we meet, which will I trust be soon, as we expect to be in our home—if not quite settled there—by the first of November.

Now I must only send you my love and my renewed thanks, and beg you to believe me always

Faithfully and affectionately yours,

Florence Earle Coates

Miss Katherine Brégy


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