Anne W. Cheney


John Muir


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[7]as soon as the meal was over, but I waked up to the sad reality of a cold stormy day, & the duties of a housekeeper, as soon as we arose from the table – the only compensation I can think of is a letter from you, full of flowers & sunshine – I have never enjoyed a spring so much as this one, probably because I am too ill to go out of doors or busy myself much about anything, & have more than time [6]Germany & France this summer, & hopes to winter in Egypt, he says, if this plan fails he has no idea what he shall do, feels very lonely, & wishes for friends to travel with. We have terrible fits of longing for Cala; one came on this morning at the breakfast table, & as my sisters teacher is living with us, who is also a Californian at heart, we were all ready to leave


[New York ?]

Date Original

1874 May 14


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0081

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Page 4


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