July 4 1905
P.S. My love to your mother.
Your first letter was blue and I was glad to get the second [although] I know how dreary a convalescence can be, worse than the actual illness I think. The bed room and bath room are both going on apace, and shortly the front door changes will be begun [although] I am sure that there will be enough left of the old house to be easily recognized.
Hilda Satt does the door every evening for a stipend and sees the evening classes very well -- a number of teachers are still hanging on and it really goes very well. Some new young men are [page 2] here for the summer including Ned Brown and I find myself as usual regretting that I must go away July 20th for Dublin. Marcet did not pass in any thing but two Latin 2 mathematics and one Latin but means to try in the fall -- <[although] I mean to [dissuade?] her if possible in favor of Wellesley>.
Margaret Kelley is here and [is onto?] Smith College for next year -- much to her surprise & joy. She has developed into a charming child.
We are in possession of a charming Greek baby 5 mos old presented to us by her distracted mother. I am sure that you would want her as much as I do, if you saw her.
Of course you are coming back in Sept & Oct. & we will begin our [arrangement]. Yrs J. A.