September 29 Sunday – Isabel Lyon’s journal: A rainy day, and so a stop was put to the plans for entertaining Francesca and her mother. Late in the morning we assembled in the living room and played Hearts. I wonder what dear spirit put Hearts in my head yesterday, for otherwise we had been at a loss. It is hard to entertain brand new people [MTP TS 108-109].
Edward Anthony wrote from Cleveland, Ohio to Sam. “I am a boy collecting cigar bands.” Could Sam send some for his collection? [MTP]. Note: Lyon wrote on the letter, “Answd. Oct. 2, ‘07”
A. Gavin wrote from Buffalo, NY to ask Sam on behalf of his daughter, Miss Alberta Gavin, if he could send one of his books and write a line or a little verse in it [MTP]. Note: Lyon wrote on the letter, “Answd. Oct. 8, ‘07”