Joseph C. Pickard
April 24th 1901
Dear Mr. Muir -
Your favors were forwarded on from my home in Illinois - and came to welcoming hands. I thank you for what you tell me of Mrs. Carr - a sad, sad story. I am interested in your few words about yourself - and am glad to have the photos you sent. - I have never seen California, & long to go there. I have friends & near relations in San Francisco - in Los Angeles & Pasadena & [illegible]. - My brother Josiah L- whom you know, spent the winter in Palo Alto & is now in Minneapolis, on his way to Portland. He will probably return to California next winter - address Cupertino. His daughter lives there
I came here to be near a dying brother - dying of cancer of the bowels. He went to final rest the 11th inst & was buried the 13th in our family lot, in Auburn, this state. - I shall probably remain in New England till after commencement at Bowdoin College - the Alma Mater of 3 brothers & myself & some nephews - & of more on the way! I must visit Harvard - the "nest of muses," where I have a godson for whom I was sponsor years ago. - I have two brothers in Boston, one in Portland, & a sister here. I am much at home hereabouts! Of father's 13 children, seven still survive, the oldest 71 the youngest 52. My son Charles is a prosperous lawyer in Chicago - 1147 Monodnock Building, where he would be very glad to see you. - May I not hope to meet you in one of your flittings across the continent? If ever in California, I shall look for you.
Very cordially yours
Joseph C. Pickard
1901 Apr 24
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.
Pickard, Joseph C., "Letter from Joseph C. Pickard to John Muir, 1901 Apr 24." (1901). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4410.
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