A group of letters chiefly related to Livy's final illness.
Autograph note initialed ("SLC") on a postcard, New York, 29 January 1901, to a doctor at Plasmon, requested quarter pound packets of the product; right margin stained. — Autograph letter in pencil in the hand of Isabel V. Lyon, 2 1/2 pages, [Florence], 18 January 1904 to the landlord, Mrs. Massiglia, apologizing for installing a telephone thought to be needed in case of a medical emergency for Livy, with pencil annotation in Clemens's hand "Telephone [I had her oral consent long ago, but hadn't the wit to ask her to put it in writing.] SLC." — Autograph letter in the hand of Isabel V. Lyon and signed ("I.V. Lyon"), 3 pages on Villa di Quarto stationery, Florence, 1 March 1904, to Katharine I. Harrison (secretary to H.H. Rogers), reporting that while Mrs. Clemens's health seems to be improving, Mr. Clemens has been in bed for eight days with bronchitis. — Autograph letter signed (SL. Clemens"), 2 pages on Villa di Quarto stationery, 12 April 1904, to Mrs. Jordan L. Mott, apparently declining an invitation, informing Mrs. Mott that Mrs. Clemens has been sick in bed for 20 months: "This is a house of mourning; it has been so for a year and a half, & whatever of sunshine there is , is outside; there is none in the house. At least not juch; not much for me, that is ..." Together with holograph envelope; light toning to letter and envelope. — Autograph draft of a telegram in the hand of Isabel V. Lyon, 2 pages, n.p., n.d., to H. H. Rogers, indicating that Clemens is on his way to Boston.
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