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Title: O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1902
CollectionYour Fondest Annie: Letters from Annie O'Donnel to James P.Phelan [A. O'Donnell]
SenderO'Donnell, Annie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationchildren's maid
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMiami, Florida, USA
DestinationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
RecipientPhelan, James
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count341
Genrecorrespondence, travelling
TranscriptRoyal Hotel Palm
Thursday night

My dear Jim,
Your letter reached me this morning. Am sorry now I had not more
patience and waited a little longer, but the fact of us leaving here so soon made me quite anxious as to whether the parcel was sent all
right as the clerks here are not over anxious about things. Mrs.
Mellon complained only a few days ago about a letter of hers that
was forwarded to Boston. Of course, I know this is an immense
place that requires constant attention to see things are in order. I
am so glad you liked it all right. I wanted you to have some
rememberance [sic] from Miami.
Well, I am sorry for leaving as I never enjoyed myself better.
Always had a good time. The people I met were very nice. In most
every walk of life there comes the time for that sad word good bye,
but still such is life.
We go from here to a place called Palatka. Moving north and
coming nearer home, but before we get to Pittsburgh we expect
to go to New York for a few weeks, and I guess we will not leave
Florida before 15th April. The fact of us going to be some time in
New York will, I hope, enable me to see your cousins in Brooklyn,
as I will make an extra effort to get them this time.
What do you suppose a few days ago Mrs. Mellon gave me a nice
new camera, and I must say am most busy taking pictures. I have a
few at the office to be developed. Perhaps I will send you some if
they are good. I was so glad. You too are having the picture craze -
but poor me must always have some kind of craze, and it might as
well be one as another.
I hope you will write me soon and excuse my hasty address this time.

c/o J. R. Mellon
Good night as ever fondly.