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George Frederick Bristow$
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Katherine K. Preston

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043420

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043420.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.151) Conclusion
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George Frederick Bristow
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Katherine K. Preston

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043420.003.0012

The conclusion suggests a more rounded perception of Bristow. Letters he wrote to his daughter (1898) and condolence letters to his widow suggest a quirky sense of humor, love for his daughter, and utter devotion to his grandson. Obituaries mostly focus on his professional accomplishments, but several describe him as a lovable, genuine, considerate individual who was “modest and unassuming to a fault” and a man who despised self-promotion. These themes are echoed in condolence letters, where he is described as a warm and genial gentleman and someone who was always quick to discover the good in others. It is fitting to end the book with these observations.

Keywords:   Bristow character traits, sense of humor, devotion to family, generosity, lack of self-promotion

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