[Annie Kennedy] Bidwell & General [John Bidwell]
Martinez, April 19th, 1890Dear Mrs. Bidwell & General,Ive been thinking of you every day since dear Parry died. It seems as if all the good flower people, at once great & good, have died now that Parry has gone: Torrey, Gray, Kellogg, & Parry. Plenty more botanists left but none we love like them. Men more amiable apart from their intellectual power I never knew - so perfectly clean and pure they were - pure as lilies yet tough & unyielding in mental fibre as live oaks. O dear! It makes me feel lonesome though many lovely souls remain. Never shall I forget the charming evenings I spent with Torrey in Yosemite & with Gray after the days rambles were over & they told their stories of their lives, Torrey fondly telling all about Gray, Gray about Torrey, all in one summer, and then
1890 Apr 19
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