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."
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.”
5/16/93 Hair pin.Birthday gift card to May from Dutch The card quotes inconsecutive lines from the poem "Her Hair" by James Whitcomb Riley. The quote reads: And so I love it- [...] In careless knots whose coilings come unrolled."
Inclusion, May Bragdon Diary, January 1, 1910, p. 269
Christmas gift card to May from her mother. It reads: "Let Maisie ride! cried Peter Pan "She Shall-sometimes" Said Tinker Bell.(another family cat). January 1, 1910. May notes the gift was street car tickets.
Inclusion, May Bragdon Diary, December 26, 1909, p. 273
Thank you letter to May from Alfred Wilkinson. It reads: "Dear May, Many thanks for my present. It's a lovely picture of some nice boys-what a joy they must be to you particularly at this time of the year. I hope to have things arranged so that I can see them and all of you soon. With love and best wishes to you and all that are dear to you. Sincerely, Alfred Wilkinson."
Inclusion, May Bragdon Diary, December 1909, p. 274
Thank you letter to May from Susan Hoyt. It reads: "My dear May-I think that I never saw a better taken home picture than yours, of the boys, and I can-not tell you how glad I am to have it--the doll too..."