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Catalog Number 1986.06.09 a-b
Object Name Letter, Illustrated
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-6.75 W-4.5 inches
Medium Ink//Ink wash/Graphite/Paper
Date 1901
Notes Here, Russell describes a visit that he and Nancy made to his family home in St. Louis where, he noted, "the old town has changed a lot since I was here last but the smoke is still here." He concludes by describing a visit to the countryside and iterating an often-repeated sentiment, declaring his preference for the Treasure State.

The message, in ink, reads: "April 24 / Friend Bill I landed all right with out a scratch and was welcomed by the hack drivers / they were near tickled to death to see me I guess I looked good to them as they all wanted me[.] one of them said thats mine I seen it first[.] well Bill the old / (p.2) town hase changed a lot since I was here last but the smoke is still here I (crossed out) am having a good time visiting my relations an taking in the shows[.] I was out in the country this morning[,] it is very pretty[.] every thing green and all the frute trees in blossum and mocking birds singing[.] / it is very different than our old mountains and planes but for a steady thing give me Montana[.] / well Bill as I can't think of any thing more to write / (reverse) will close with regards from myself and Wife / Your friend / C.M. Russell / I received the papers and an much obliged."
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St. Louis, MO