Washington D.C. Jan 19th 1887
Dr Yarrow assistant Surgeon U.S.A.
This is the list of things I can furnish for the lunch room in case no cooking is allowed in the Building
Bread & Butter
Pies & cakes
Puddings & milk
If I am allowed to have a gas stove I will have hot tea coffee & chocolate and hot soup and oysters.
And if I am allowed to cook in the Building I can furnish Beef steak, mutton chops, hot bread & cakes & omelets and vegetables if needed. And I wish to say that all the heaviest cooking will be done at my residence such as soup & pies, or other things that would be offensive. I can have a variety of other thins if I find that I can sell them.