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July 9 Tuesday – In Saranac Lake, N.Y. Sam wrote to H.H. Rogers, about the planned cruise, a new house they’d leased at Riverdale, money rec’d from Frank Bliss, and a circular to be used by F.R. Underwood and R.G. Newbegin in the marketing of his Uniform Edition. Sam wanted Rogers to approve the circular.

Your telegram hasn’t reached the Ampersand Hotel yet (5 P.M.), but I shall send over there again this evening.

I take it Judge Howland is going. If he backs out we can write Sloane. Sailing day is Saturday, Aug. 3, —is that it? I shall go to New York one or two days before that, & do errands, for we have taken Mr. Appleton’s furnished house at Riverdale on the Hudson, 25 minutes out of town by rail—for a year, beginning Oct. 1, with option of a second year at the same rate—$3,000 [MTHHR 465].

Note: William Milligan Sloane (1850-1928), professor of Columbia University. On Mar. 7 Sam read his unpublished story, “The California Friend,” at Sloane’s home for his Thursday Evening Club. See July 17 to Rogers. The residence of the late William Henry Appleton (1814-1899), American publisher, was on the Hudson River between 248th and 252 nd Streets. He was the son and successor of Daniel Appleton [MTHHR 466n3]. See also Aug. 27 entry for information on Appleton’s house.

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