A. Ross Matheson
My eldest son graduated as a B.A. in 92, and as an M.D. in 95. He is now adjunct Prof of Chemistry in the Long Island Medical College also Surgeon to the Fra[illegible]clinic. He has travelled considerably in Europe Africa and Asia. He is a large man 5 ft. 11 in and weigh about 200. My youngest son purposes studying law as soon as he Completes his literary studies. You would sc[arcely?] recognize me I am grey and bald and weigh about 215 lbs. but I am still active and can get around as well as the youngsters I still enjoy the woods, and often think of our ambitions and our dreams away up on the Holand River in the Village of Bradford. I take a vacation every year and my youngest son and I hunt in Maine or in the Adirondacks or in Canada two years ago I purposed going to California but went to Europe instead I have a farm about 30 miles up the Hudson River where I occasionaly take a vacation and a rest. It is not however the wilds that you admire as it is with the exception of 20 acres of woodland under a high state of cultivation, but to me it is a great rest. I can see the fruit growing and the crops and then I have a lot of dogs, Collies so affectionate and intelligent, I have my cattle and my horses, and all
Brooklyn, N. Y.
1901 Dec 23
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.
Reel 11, Image 1049
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