Saxe, Va. Feb. 3rd 1897
Mrs. Etta A. Anderson
The enclosed, received this morning, was sent me for transmission to you, from
R.A. Brook, Secretary of the Southern Historical Society. When the suggestion was
made that your copy of Genl. Anderson's Autobiography should be deposited with the
society, my idea was that the Ms. Would be filed away in its archives, for reference on
the part of future students of the war. It did not occur to me that it would be printed in its
full at once. But it appears that the Society is in this way, a netter way, preserving these
materials. I hope, my dear Madam, that it will so strike your mind & therefore not be
ungrateful to your feelings, that the Ms. has been thus published in full.
Hoping that your own health, & that of your children is good, & with my very
cordial regards to them as well as to yourself. I am your brave and venerated husband's
old classmate and friend,
Hugh A. Brown
Rev. Dr. N.G. Parke was well at Christmas. It was then uncertain whether or not
Mrs. Parke & he would visit Florida this winter. I also heard from Hon. George Earle
about the same time. His health, which for a time seemed to be seriously impaired, has
been fully restored. But Mrs. Earle last summer met with the serious accident of
breaking a thigh bone near the hip joint. She was beginning to walk on crutches when in
Dec. she had a second fall, breaking the other thigh bone and a wrist joint!
Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.