Susie Crane has built the loveliest study for me, you ever saw. It is octagonal,
with a peaked roof, each octagon filled with a spacious window, and it sits
perched in complete isolation of top of an elevation that commands leagues of
valley and city and retreating ranges of distant hills. It is a cozy nest, with
just room in it for a sofa and a table and three or four chairs--and when the
storms sweep down the remote valley and the lightening flashes above the hills
beyond, and the rain beats on the roof over my head, imagine the luxury of it!
It stands 500 feet above the valley and 2 1/2 miles from it.
- Letter to Joseph Twichell, 6/11/1874
Quarry Farm composite photo courtesy of Dave Thomson.
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