Cornelius B. Bradley
2639 Durant Avenue,Berkeley, October 19, 1905.Dear Mr. Muir:I fear you will hardly believe me when I protest my solicitude about you and my sympathy with you in all these months of trial and suffering, and yet now for the first time write to you. It seems impossible even that I should never have heard a lisp that anything had gone wrong with you - other than Helen's weakness - until late in August, when I was in the thick of work at the opening of college, and you were all away in Arizona! Yet so it veritably was. I was so shocked and dazed, especially at my surprising ignorance of my 03643friends' condition - and utterly unable in my hurry and in the extra load of home cases caused by Mrs. Bradley's illness, to find anything adequate to say to you, that I have e'en kept silence till now. I am in no better case to write you now, so far as that goes; but in answer to my frequent inquiries about you all at the [Garrison?] house, I learn that health and strength are returning both to you and to Helen; and so I judge that you may be better able to deal with my very tardily-spoken sympathy.Tardily spoken it is, my dear friend, but not tardily felt, so soon as I knew what blow it was that had fallen upon you. I recall the gracious presence and kind reception which I03643
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