Mr. John P. Spaulding, of Boston, died in February, 1896.
It was quite her own idea, and was given in the house of Mrs. Mahlon D. Spaulding, sister of Mr. John P. Spaulding, one of Helen's kindest and most liberal friends.
TO MR. JOHN P. SPAULDING South Boston, May 11th, 1892.
My dear Mr. Spaulding:--I am afraid you will think your little friend, Helen, very troublesome when you read this letter; but I am sure you will not blame me when I tell you that I am very anxious about something.
Her visit to the World's Fair she described in a letter to Mr. John P. Spaulding, which was published in St. Nicholas, and is much like the following letter.