Original letter. Written in Pittsburgh. Receives his M.S.S. set, in precarious packing. Acknowledges the photo of Chandler's baby. Expresses sympathy for Chandler's wife Grace, for her unnamed disappointment, and thinks it would "do us all good to talk this matter over & out." Mentions upcoming trip to settle with western subscribers. Tries to reconcile M.S.S. orders and accounts. Relays summer vacation plans, needs proximity to Boston and to bring his boys along. Comments on Sallie's (DeCharms) missed opportunity to travel. Is sorry for Chandler's neuralgia and head troubles, and advises him to try claret or California red wine as a remedy. People, places, and publications mentioned: Chandler's wife (Grace), baby (Grace) and son Cleve (Cleave), Field (author), the Writings, [i]Portent[/i] (by George MacDonald), Chicago, Mergens, Sewall, heathen Chinee/ Tafel, Mr. Warren, Dresden (Germany), Trustees of the Rotch Fund, Mr. Reed, Boston, Benade's boys (Edward and Theodore), the Hub, Sallie, Europe, California.