THE BRYAN-HAYES CORRESPONDENCE
EDITED BY E. W. WINKLER
BRYAN TO HAYES
Topo Chico Hot Springs
4 miles north of Monterey, Mexico.
August 31st 1887.
I have been here five weeks on account of rheumatism, bathing
in the waters of the Hot Springs and enjoying this fine climate.
The climate is the finest in summer I have ever seen, and I am
told that the winters are more delightful than the summers.
Monterey is situated at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains
and the city (of 40,000 people) and valley remind one of the de-
scriptions of the towns and valleys of Granada by Washington
Irving. The scenery is imposing and attractive in every way and
the people a cross between the past and present--one sometimes is
carried back by what he sees to the times of Jacob. You would be
interested in what you would see here, and Mrs. Hayes would never
tire of her visit to Mexico.
I leave in the morning for San Antonio and Boerne. Mrs.
Ballinger is at the latter place very low with heart disease. From
there I will go to Galveston.
Present me kindly to your wife and children and believe me as
Guy M. Bryan.
HAYES TO BRYAN
6 Sept 1887
My dear Guy:
Your kind remembrance of me from Monterey is appreciated.
I am just now overwhelmed with company and work. We are
pained to hear of Mrs. Ballinger's illness. All who interest you
are interesting to us. I am called upon for all sorts of work.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117141/. Accessed July 4, 2015.