Anne W. Cheney


John Muir


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[4]return till the first of May, fathers health does not allow him to remain in our cold & miserable climate; I had hoped to go to Cala. this fall more particularly since my dear friend Miss Bakefield has returned, but it is so far away, we do not feel like leaving part of our family behind, & as Harry is in business, & Lu & Rob at school, it is impossible for them to go with us. I wish you could meet Miss Bakefield, for I know you would like her,00706 [1] Home Friday Jan. 1st 1875My dear Mr. Muir So long a time has gone by since I last wrote you, that I really cannot remember when it was, but do not think it was because I had for- gotten my Cala. friends, that is hardly my way of doing things; but with every year, as my brothers & sister grow older there are more demands made upon me as a housekeeper & a [ hostess?], & when I have entertained a houseful of young girls & boys,


[New York ?]

Date Original

1875 Jan 1


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0251

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