The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

THE BRYAN-HAYES CORRESPONDENCE
EDITED BY E. W. W~INKLER
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BRYAN TO MRS. HAYES
Galveston, June 6th, 1877.
My dear Mrs. Hayes:
In conformity with your request I write about Mrs. Higby. A
lady friend of mine writes me "There is an old lady by the name
of Higby living here (Austin). She is a widow, having lost her
husband about four years since. She is in very limited circum-
stances and makes her support by taking charge of the Library.
She seems to be an excellent woman. I hope the friend you refer
to has something good in store for the old lady, as she is becom-
ing quite feeble and cannot support herself many years longer.
She boards with Mrs. August Palm, and has many warm friends
in Austin."
The writer of the above is a most discreet and excellent person,
and I have no doubt has given an accurate account-one that I
can confidently transmit to you.
My health is better than when I was in Washington. I regret
I was not feeling better when there, when I wanted to feel my
best. I have your likness and that of Hayes in Live Oak frames
polished. I see them every day when at home, reminding me of
my pleasant visit, and of your goodness and genuine hospitality,
and of friends dear to me. My children, too, are familiar with
your faces and talk of you, and my little pet Hally sends to Fannie
a return kiss, for the one I bore to her.
Sincerely and respectfully your friend,
Guy M. Bryan.
Remember me to your children and the young ladies. The cot-
ton stalk, I promised, was gone on my return. I will try to send
you one next fall.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston, June 13th, '77.
Dear Rud:
Although you said you wanted no recommendations in behalf

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