questions about you, some of which I could not answer. Femine curiosity was aroused - "Has he a family?" "Where does he live?" "Is he a singer" (I had read about your charming squirels etc till you fell upon "Old Hundredth"!) "For what Magazine does he write?" "Where can his book be obtained?" - etc. It remains for me to hope that you will not feel that I have taken too great liberties with your personality. It must have been in 1860 that you came to the Fair - for in 1859 I should have been busy in the University at that time of year. When did you leave the U? Poor Mrs. Carr! what do you know of her now? -- My brother who was State Supt. of Schools, is now living in Palo Alto. I have a sister, Mrs Sanborn, living in Pasadena. My son Charles, and attorney in Patent Cases, in Chicago, remembers you with much interest.Very cordially yours,Joseph [C?] PickardMaywood Ill15 Feb. 1901
1901 Feb 15
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