Cornelius B. Bradley
[letterhead]Berkeley, June 9th, 1909.Dear Mr. Muir:-Thanks for your very kind note, and equally kind appreciation of my little toast. I was really glad of the chance to think out for myself the relationship of the men of thought, of heart, and of soul who gave shape to our nascent Californian culture and ideals;— and (to tell you the truth) - I was not displeased with the result.I had heard with much sorrow of your younger daughter's illness and exile:- and I know, without being told, of your consequent grief and anxiety. I ought to have written you;- but was on the other side of the world, in a race against time to complete a piece of plulological investigation of the Siamese language. I got hold of a long and interesting inscription, - the very oldest known, and probably the very oldest permanent piece of writing in the language, - by the man who introduced the art of writing. I worked it all out, and published a considerable memograph upon it while there. - now I am back again, and, by way of celebrating, am off in a day or two with Mrs. Bradley to show her the Yosemite. So I can't accept your invitation to come up just yet. But when you too return from your outing I shall plan to come up and have a 'crack' with ye. - Remember me to the girls. - Very trulyCornelius B. Bradley.04523
1909 Jun 9
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