Recipient

Bade, William Frederic

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dark-eyed, black-haired sprite of a sister “Flory” who she wished to adopt – the “Zanita” of her fantastic novel of that name – whose wild, infant tales of bear-killing, horse breaking experiences entertained her greatly. She essayed making Flory a dress – not very successfully, since she had never used a needle in her life. Lady Yelverton was at that time travelling, in an effort to forget the troubles following an unfortunate marriage. That fall when my father went below – which meant to San Francisco – to get our winter stock of provision, she went with him under his escort, planning to sail [shortly] for India. While in San Francisco my father one evening invited her to go with him to the theatre – which she did. Theaters were few so he selected the best without knowledge of the performance which, but a strange coincidence happened to be one of Wilkie Collins novels – “The Woman in White.” I believe but am not sure – and was the story Lady Yelverton’s life. My father was wholly ignorant of it, but she recognized each detail, and when it came to the culmination of

Location

Waitsfield, Vermont

Date Original

January 1923

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text

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Page Number

7

Resource Identifier

MSS048 Va.10

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Keywords

John Muir, biography, reminiscence, colleagues, contemporaries, archives, special collections, University of the Pacific, California, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, history, naturalist

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