March 29, 1899

March 29, 1899

Dear Mamma,
Will meet you at 12:35 Thursday in waiting room at Brown Thompson’s*. We are to meet Ila at 1:15 in front of Ballenstein’s. Do not get my white dress until I see you. We are to wear caps & gowns for Commencement.

Hastily,
Mabel

*Brown Thompson Building – also known as the R. and F. Cheney Building is located on 942 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut. It is currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by American Architect H. H. Richardson. Construction began in 1875 and was competed in 1876. Originally it was a multi-purpose building that housed five small shops including the Brown Thompson Department Store on the ground floor with offices and apartments above. In later years it housed the G. Fox and Company department store. In 2007 it was renamed the Richardson Building.

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Transcribed and footnotes added by Heddy Panik.