June 25, 1905 – Pearl Receives Photograph of Homer, Promises to Send Hers in Return

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library/University of Georgia Libraries. Click to enlarge.
Pearl Reed

Homer Jarrett
1702 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO

2730 Kenwood Ave.
June 25, 1905

Dear Homer;

Received your letter, was delighted to hear from you after so long a period of silence. Glad you are well and having such a nice time in Missouri.

I thought that you had forgotten us. The photo is simply you. If you do not like it, you do not like yourself, for if it was any different it would not be like you. Really, Homer, I think it just lovely of you.

Thank you for it ever so much. Shall send you mine in a day or so, if nothing happens to prevent it. I am liable to break the camera but I suppose the artist can secure another one.

Do you like St. Louis? Shall you remain there long? Are you with the same people?
Hoping to hear from you soon,

I remain
Yours Sincerely
Pearl D. Reed


Trying to picture Homer years younger from this later photo. In his WW1 and WW2 draft registrations, Homer was described as 5 ft 8 in, slender, with black hair and blue eyes.

Homer Jarrett, at a later date. Used by permission of a Jarrett descendant.

2 thoughts on “June 25, 1905 – Pearl Receives Photograph of Homer, Promises to Send Hers in Return

  1. Kristin – How did the University of Georgia receive Grand Aunt Pearl’s personal correspondence?

    1. They seem to have first appeared on ebay where they were bought by a rare book and manuscript seller our cousin, Peter Olivier jr saw the notice that they were for sale from the book seller and when I got in touch with them, the University of Georgia bought them. Pretty strange line of events.
      I wrote about it here – http://findingeliza.com/archives/26195

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