Anne W. Cheney


John Muir


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[8]enough to watch every blade of grass, & every leaf. We all envy you your life of freedom, & long for a taste of it, but some people in this world are obliged to hold to the conventionalities of life, & we seem to be among that class – If you should ever meet a Mr. & Mrs. Kellogg, (Mr. K. is connected with the University) or a Mr. & Mrs. Metcalf (the two ladies are sisters, just mention us, for their unmarried sister is living with us this winter, & teaching my sister & cousins, you will find them very charming people I am sure – I am not acquainted [5][in margin: with them myself, only through their letters to their sister, but I know they are the sort of people you would like no more now I wish I could have written you a more satisfactory letter but ones physical affects every thing one does — With kindest regards from all , truly your friend, Anne W. Cheney] Monday May 18th/74I was not well enough to write any more Thursday, & have not been able to do so till this morning – I have just had a letter from “Prince Charlie” as you call him from Rome, it sounds a little homesick, but he will not come home at present but take, Switzerland, 00683


[New York ?]

Date Original

1874 May 14


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0079

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Page 3


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