Letter from John Muir to Helen [Muir], 1898 Nov 1." by John Muir

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Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Publication Year:
2008

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https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/jmcl/2580
Author(s):
Muir, John
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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.
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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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[1]Four Brook FarmTyringham, Berkshire Hills, Nov. 1, 1898My dear Helen.This is Mr. Gilder's place in the country about 150 miles from New York. It is in a broad glacial valley & is the most famed for its picturesque beauty of all New England. Mr. Gilder invited me up here last Saturday & Ive been rambling with him & resting & having a fine time everway Mr. Gilder has five children two of the boys are at school & two of the girls are here they are about 6 & 8 years old & a few minutes ago it was funny to see these merry red cheeked [lassies?] driving off by themselves in a comical little cart, drawn by a comical little donkey to buy cats. One of the girls had a basket & the other a handful of greenbacks & I said "where are you going my pretty maids" To buy sweet little kitties sweet sir she said or something like it. Surely you dont need to much money for cats I said00204