J. E. Mathewson
to making him a visit some of these days, when I have nothing to do. or when I can leave my business in other hand for a few months. If such an event should happen, you may expect to see me.I suppose you will remember Richard A. Proctor, the lecturer on Astronomy the world over. He died in 1889, I believe. His second wife (an American woman) lives here within a stones throw of us. She is married again to Dr. Smythe, an Englishman, She travelled with Mr. Proctor & after his death, lectured on the same subject both here & the states. Very likely you have met them both.Myself & family have been in the best of health since I wrote you last. My son married some three years since & has a little girl - photo of himself & family enclosed. Our daughter [in margin: Mathewson][letterhead]Dec. 19th 1904.Dear friend Muir,There is no use beating about the bush, I owe you a letter & feel very much ashamed of myself for having allowed it to remain unanswered so long. I do really think you ought to have reminded me of my negligence and so given me a chance or rather an opportunity of putting myself right a long time since, "Business before pleasure is my only excuse, I visit the Eastern states every winter but have never yet found time to go so far west as California, my brother Winchester lives at Port Angeles Washington & I am looking forward03481
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