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Title: " Ruth ",[New York] to Mrs. A.W. Smyth, New Orleans
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationwriter
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
RecipientBouligny, Nato
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright retained by Brendan O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Bar and Restaurant, Main Street, Dromara
ArchiveOriginal held by above donor
Doc. No.9812026
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 24:12:98.
Word Count249
TranscriptAddress on envelope,

Mrs. A.W. Smyth
285 St. Andrew st
New Orleans La."

NB. written at right-angle to the
address is; "Send photos to me of
course"- the "me" being underlined.

105 Madison Ave.

My Dear Nato,
The artist,
Alice Barbour Stevens, who
is illustrating my childrens'
story for " Harpers' Young
People" has asked for
some pictures to aid
her - photographs of
some of the handsome
homes in French town and
of the people, and I
think you can help
One thing I know
you can do. Send me
Arthe's photograph to
be used throughout the
story as a model of
Babette herself. How
I wish Mrs. Stevens could see
the lovely child herself.
She is exactly my idea
of my sweet little heroine.
If you have one with
her hair hanging long about
her shoulders, I'd like it
and haven't you some pictures
taken when she was very
small? The story takes Babette
from 3 yrs. old up to her
maturity. I'll love to
have Arthe's face in my
And cant you help
me beg, borrow or buy one
or two 'photos' of handsome
Creole houses.
I don't want the
kind with the close
door and inside court
but the broad galleries,
gardens etc.
Almost any picture,
though, would
be of service as giving
character of buildings
on the streets.
I hope you'll like
my little story.
Where is your picture
I was to have, dearie?
I have no time for a
word with you, for
ourselves, this morning.
Am rushing this for next
mail. The artist is rushed
terribly and I promised
to write today. Do let
me hear at yr.[your?] earliest moment.

Lovingly as