Inclusion, May Bragdon Diary, January 10, 1901, p. 230
May Bragdon's letter to Trudy about the Orphan Asylum fire, January 10, 1901. “…and then not of sleep-he felt much better the next morning. I’ll send you another paper if I can find one. Miss Dinehart stays at Behns nights and at the Asylum daytimes to receive the load so telegrams and answer them and to keep track of her babies by telephone. she only sleeps by the aid of powders Theo gets her and eats almost nothing and this morning when she heard of Miss Brad’s death that seemed the last straw and she broke down and cried and cried poor thing. It has been a fearful shock to her-and I don’t believe one of us will forget to our dying day. I can hear those poor women shriek now. Well goodbye dear-we’re going to bring Zo and Zen home from the cat show where we had just taken them Monday night before the fire. They are together and have attracted much attention. They each got a fourth prize of “highly commended” which was pretty good considering the large number of cats entered in their classes. They really look terribly cunning cuddled up together on a green velvet cushion. Goodnight dear Mother sends love…”
Inclusion, May Bragdon Diary, January 10, 1901 – January 13, 1901, p. 227
May Bragdon's letter to Trudy about the Orphan Asylum fire, January 10, 1901. “…that nursery is in the extreme east end! We had no one at our house for any length of time. One woman who fainted just at the beginning was brought there but we revived her and she was sent over where she lived-on Glasgow Street. The babies were taken to the janitors, near the east wing (that little house) so none were brought in this side of Behns except a stray boy at Lawrence’s and a temporary one-like our woman. We got all ready to put some of them to bed here- but they decided to take them all away. Those whose friends didn’t come were sent to the hospitals—whether well or injured.”
Inclusion, May Bragdon Diary, November 23, 1901 – December 2, 1901, p. 293
Card written to Zoro by Katherine E. Bragdon. "Zoro dear. Please accept this trifle as a token of love, with the assurance that I think you deserved a first prize quite as much as your fond and fortunate Sister Zenda. (a dollar bill!) November 23, 1901."