My dear Esther
[Enclosed] please find a statement of the sale of the Storm Lake house for which the check arrived this morning.
You see that your final share is $455.23 which I have deposited in the Savings dept of the Northern Trust Co.
I think that we would better leave it there quite untouched until next fall at least.
It looks now as if I would be able to do little lecturing next year, and in that case [page 2] I will not be able to pay your University bills. I will promise however to supplement the balance needed to take you through the two years, if you consent to keep this amount for your school bills -- keeping your clothes and incidentals within the other three hundred which you have now as the income for that.
I will hand over the bank book when I see you next or you can leave it here until next fall as you like.
If there is any thing about the statement that you don't understand, I will explain when [page 3] I see you.
I got back from Ann Arbor this morning, in time to see J. Weber off this afternoon.
Always your loving Aunt.
March 18, 1901