Cornelius B. Bradley


John Muir


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[3]first found many years ago, when as a veritable tramp I called one day at your house in Alhambra Valley - how I in spite of many misgivings, was overpersuaded to stay over and join in the celebration of your wedding anniversary, an unbidden guest; and I recall the many occasions since then when I have met the same kindly, gracious presence in your home, and I understand somewhat the extent of your grief and loss.The days that have passed have not altered that, I feel sure; but I hope they have brought some compensation to you all in the thought of her release from a life more and more beset with infirmities and pains, and 03643[4]less and less able either to do or to enjoy. No unkindness to her, surely, was the stern summons of the Angel of Death.And for yourself, my dear friend, the demands made upon your love and care by the dear ones still left you, I am sure have been salutary and wholesome for your buffeted spirit. And now, as freshness begins to come back to your dear Helen's cheek, and some reminder of her former strength, and with Wanda strong and loving by your side to comfort you both, I know you must look out once more on life with your accustomed courage, if not with all your former lightness of heart.Mrs. Bradley joins me in loving sympathy and in better hopes for the03643


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1905-10-19 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0815

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