Rates $2.00, 2.50 & 3.00
Nashville, Tenn. Oct 28, 1894
Dear Miss "Fannie",
Mr.______ - he is to be pitied. Him yesterday and he looks as if he has been run through a grist mill, and your friend ______ I understand contemplated suicide.
I have such pleasure of informing all their_____ of their youthful appearance and you can consider me as your debtor. Please just draw on me for any amount and the draft will be honored.
Have at last met your friends from Columbia, and like yourself, enjoyed my chat with him very much.
Mrs. Moran will tell you what a treat you missed in not meeting(?) Sousa and I will not attempt to tell you how disappointed I was, when I received your telegram. Thought you understood you need not worry to wire unless you were coming and when boy came in, my expectations were above par, but in a few moments there was a decided drop in the markets. There will be a very swell "Musicale" here Nov. 27, and if you are here, am very anxious for you to go.
Love to your family,
The letter is written on stationery from The Nicholson Hotel which was built in 1894 in Nashville. It replaced a boarding house of the same name that dates from the 1860's. The Hotel was later renamed The Tulane and has a very interesting history including the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and Suffragettes.