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Patti commented on the off er to Louise Barili to teach music in Jacksonville, FL (see Madeline Kiepp Letter, July 27, 1908 in folder 2-25).
Adelina commented on the 1912 coal strike in England and also sent a letter with music written in it (April 26, 1912).
Alfred and Louise Barili visited Adelina in Wales. While Patti was at Carlsbad, World War I broke out and she commented about it and the Germans. She discussed her husband's health and the effect of his father's death.
The letters comment on the war's effect: working for the war effort and acquaintances losing loved ones at the front. These letters also show Patti's need to go abroad for health.
All of these letters are written to Louise. Instead of Carlsbad, Adelina Patti's doctors sent her to Brighton where she was given hope for recovery. Mabel Woodford, a godchild and her secretary, was at the castle in August.
Patti's secretary, Mr. Alcock, died, and she was unable to find a replacement for him. She longed to go abroad for her medical problems and also mentioned the Atlanta fire (June 2, 1917).
Patti complained that the Welsh climate for the last four years had affected her health and continued to want to go abroad to improve her health. She condemned the Germans, for whom she had contempt.
A copy of an 1890 William E. Gladstone letter, thanking Patti for the throat lozenges she gave him while he was making a speech. The 1906 letter is written in Italian by Amalia, Adelina Patti's sister.
These letters cover life at the castle, family business, and the Baron's opinions of conditions in Europe after World War I. He mentioned Adelina's health and announced her death, September 27, 1919.