September 16 Monday – Isabel Lyon’s journal: This morning the King went away on the 11:50 train to be met by Ashcroft and go by the New Bedford boat “Maine”, up to Fairhaven to see Mr. Rogers, who has been a very ill man. The King looked very handsome in his pale grey travelling suit. I was left as I always am, with a great sense of loneliness, as the jigger went noisily away.
Just as I was about to sit down to dinner I was called to the telephone and a Mr. Thomas of the N.Y. Journal wanted to see Mr. Clemens to get an expression from him as to the snags the president would be apt to meet in the Lower Mississippi. When I told him the King was not home he asked to see me and came out. He had more than the usual difficulties in getting out here from the station—the police wouldn’t let him pass without first telephoning to me, and when he arrived, although he said he was the brother of Agustus Thomas he didn’t really look as if he could be the brother of a man of note. But he was interesting, and we had a talk of over an hour. He has a place in Ridgefield and when I told him we half expected to be in Redding next summer he said he was going to give me a present—2 game cocks. “More graft”, the King said when I told him [MTP TS 105-106].
Florence Duncan Jones wrote to Isabel Lyon [MTP].
C.F. Stromeyer, Furniture and Upholstery, NYC wrote to Lyon About moving a table [MTP].