Summary of transaction:
January, 12 1870- Translation of Letter from Louise to Henri. She wants something as a gift, and makes reference to "our brown brothers." Letter is sent to P.E. Theard; February 9, 1870- Translation of Letter from Louise to Henri. She prays for him and wants him to hug "little Therese" who is ill. Louise is planning on sending her a picture. She refers to her "amiable rheumatism." Letter is sent to P.E. Theard; April 1870- Translation of Letter from Louise to Henri. Letter is sent to P.E. Theard; March 29, 1870- Translation of letter from Marie to Therese. Therese is staying in the country. What she describes as having problems of having servant girls (from the orphanage) in the country. She sends a sketch of a new fashion; April 19, 1870- Translation of Letter from Louise in St. Louis to Henri; May 20, 1870- Transcription of Letter from Louise to Henri(French); May 20, 1870- Rough Translation of Letter from Louise to Henri. She loves the letter her niece Therese has sent her. Henri is still in financial straights. Their relationship seems to have gotten better with distance and her with her own life, "Continue to open your heart to me by writing, without fearing to sadden me because I always want to share your pain as well as your joys, having seen that no one could sympathize with you more than I."; Undated Letter Translation from Ed to Therese. Everyone is sick. Marie seems to have had some sort of accident. October 1, 1870- Letter to Therese from her niece Aimee. Mentions "Uncle Henry's" new house and funerals pass very often.; October 2, 1870- Translation of letter from Marie to Therese. Marie mentions her accident. Henri has been living with them but is moving out and he is working. She refers to Therese's house as "your American Chateau." Yellow fever is still rampant, especially on Chartres. Money is tight; December 27, 1870- Translation of letter from Louise to Henri. Louise is named convent housekeeper by Fr. Kernion. She wants her New Years Gift and returns his portraits of Celina and Octavie with daughter. Speaks of general poverty.
Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 5a