“We arrived here in time to have the selection of the eight domes and you may be sure we did not choose the least desirable it is not quite completed yet and is covered with scaffolding. I have had a studio portioned off in the large Horticultural building which will be ready by the beginning of the week . . . I wish . . . that you were all here I miss the children terribly, a number of the men are here with their wives and seem very happy living in little cottages in the vicinity. I am so delighted to have the photographs of the children which you took they are a great pleasure and comfort . . . I wish however that you were all here. I miss the children terribly. A number of the men are here with their wives and seem very happy, living in little cottages in the vicinity . . . I am so delighted to have the photographs of the children which you took, they are a great comfort and pleasure. Give my love to dear little Caro and sweet Dorothy and Cora and tell Caro to take good care of them and write me all about their little ways, and with kind regards . . . to your mother"
J. Alden Weir, Chicago to Ella Baker, Windham, August 11, 1892
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT