Letter from Mary [Muir Hand] to Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid], & Sharah " by Mary [Muir Hand]

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Mary [Muir Hand]
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John Muir; correspondence; letters; author; writing; naturalist; California; correspondent; mail; message; post; exchange of letters; missive; notes; epistle
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[4]and awkward and unsatisfactory in the art . Nature is always so superior to art that pictures are usually the most satisfactory the more we forget the real beauty in Nature or are ignorant of it — I hope to make a winter picture in oils – before the snows go away – and I have one or two other little oil pieces in my mind but whether I can accomplish all I plan in that direction time alone can disclose Your telling of fruits and flowers and green leaves and grasses — at this season but shows us all so plainly how very far distant we are01090[1]Phillips Wis. Dec. 19 /82.My dear good sisters,Maggie & Sarah, your nice long letters were a very comfort to me — I am overjoyed at the thought of your being where you are it must be so pleasant for you all — And to think of the possibility of our having John and Louie with us next year some time is just delightful — May nothing hinder their coming. is a most earnest wish Yes I will write to John very soon. I have written very few letters – for a long