“I arrived at 2 p.m. having made all the necessary connections and getting what I wanted from Branchville packed and fussed all day and am now ready to take the limited which leaves about 10 A.M.  Mr. Reed and Vidder are going and I do not know who else . . . I had the package sent to Willimantic as you suggested and hope it arrives safely . . .   Tell Caro the dogs had a great battle and little Fur as he deserved was shaken up somewhat. They had the awning up and seemed very cool and enjoying the country.  They were all anxious to hear about you all and Philippe sends kind messages to Caro and Dorothy, he was delighted with the photo’s. I am going to Cox’s now and hope to find him in.”  

J Alden Weir, New York to Ella Baker, Windham, August 9, 1892
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT