In this letter, Emma apologizes for not keeping in touch with Anna since Emma's marriage, and reports that she has traveled frequently, from Beaufort to Charleston to Savannah and back. She also laments the damage done to Charleston by a fire, particularly the destruction of its two Methodist churches.
Photograph of hurricane damage on Bay Street. Back of photo inscribed: "Beaufort South Carolina after the cyclone of August 27th 1893. Bay Street in front of the residence of the Hon. Wm. Elliott. Club house shown on the right. St[eamer?] Pilot Boy on the left. #15."
Stereoscopic image of street in front of a partial view of a building. The handwritten caption on the verso reads, "Holmes Hosp. #15." A second handwritten caption on the verso incorrectly identified as the "Anchorage."