Oscar R. Coast
The cause of his death was - the physician told me - an incurable liver trouble; and had he lived it would only have meant years of suffering; so, now I can only feel thankful that he has been spared this pain; and thankful for the privilage of his friendship. and companionship - and that the world now has the benefit of an unending influence of a useful life well spent. We saw eachother often at "The Gregson" (a boarding house) - and he often often seemed discouraged in being unable to work as he wished on his life of Lincoln which fortunately he completed just before going to Miradero - and received satisfactory acknowledgement from his publisher of receipt of the manuscript.He was brave in his last fight. Fortunately his daughter, and his son from Pasadena were with him at the last. - and he was taken to Pasadena for the
Santa Barbara, Calif.
1913 May 16
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