J[oseph] C. Pickard
Maywood Ills. 2 Sept. 1909Dr. John MuirMartinez, CaliforniaMy dear Friend.I have read with great pleasure your "Stickeen". I find the same pen finds alike in narration & description, and the same genial soul that "loveth "All things both great and small."I can but recall the day you came to me with wooden clocks & asked a place for them. Wonder-working clocks regulating so much of labor as student & teacher! I trust you have them still in place of honor.A few years ago I was in Edinburg I went into the cemetery at foot of Calton Hill, to see the bronze figure of L[illegible] & the tomb of Hume. I found near those a monument to 3 (or 4) martyrs (banished for love of their fellowman. I copied inscriptions remarks made at their trial. One read as follows: "I have devoted myself to the04573
1909 Sep 2
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.
Reel 18, Image 0696
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