May F. Benton


John Muir


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01204Dear Mr Muir:We were wondering, my mother and I, whether you knew of my father’s illness when your pleasant remembrance came for which we thank you very much. After a delightful Summer in the [illegible] Islands on our return my father had a partial stroke of paralyses and has only just recovered suff[illegible] to walk about. He requires constant atten[illegible] and care. We hope you are all well and wish


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Date Original

[ca. 1885] Oct 31


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0522

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