PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

Children of Thaddeus & Leontine Lowe

Letter from T.S.C. Lowe to Edna - June 6, 1899

Letter from T.S.C. Lowe to Edna - June 6, 1899

Letter from T.S.C. Lowe to Edna - June 6, 1899

Transcription by Patrice Demory

June 6, 1899

My Dear Daughter Edna,

In addition to my general letter
to all of our dear children - I wish to particularly
commend you for the promptness in
which you wrote Zoe and myself
the particulars of Poor Dear Ava's death.  
The task of giving such news was as
great or greater even, than the grief
it gave us to read it. 
We shall not have lived long enough to recover
from the shock it has given us all.  
A little thought when we parted last September at
the Pennsylvania Station and exchanged loving
goodbyes that,  that embrace was our last. 
But we must remember we have been
favored - while others have, are so untimely
going just though such trials - It is because
of our first loss that we feel it the
more keenly. 
Zoe has been quite sick & while not fully
restored, is much better.  I spend the most
of my time with her.  Everything is being
done for her comfort & she has the best physician
in Los Angeles & that means a great deal. 
I hope your Dear mother is bearing up under
this great trial.  She seemed anxious to be with
you when she left here but I left it for you girls
to arrange when she got there.  I wish she
could stay east about three months for
a rest and a good visit.  This would give me   (over) -
 
time to get my business matters into
shape and know just what was best
to do.  I thought if you took the country
place again this summer & would let me
go to the expense of fitting up a bathroom
and closet & pay expenses.  It would be a good point
for her to rest and see all the girls and grand
children frequently.  I shall need to go on
to Washington about that time on Patent
matters and can then return with her.
Of course this is only my thought at this
distance knowing nothing of the circumstances
surrounding you or the desires of your mother. 
I am anxiously awaiting a letter from her
and Sobie to know how she stood
the journey across the continent.
I wish to keep her mind off my business
matters until I get them into good shape which
I am doing as fast as could be expected
under these circumstances, and I am
sure that everything in that
direction will prove successful.
Zoe just this moment told me to send her
best love to you all, and with the
same from me.  I am most
Affectionately, your Father

T.S.C. Lowe

I am writing this at Zoe's - I just asked little
Zoe to give me a kiss - she replied that she would go
and get her face and hands washed first (having been eating
purple figs-

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BEFORE THE WAR

CIVIL WAR YEARS

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS

PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

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LOWE FAMILY

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NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

EVENTS AND REUNIONS

ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY

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