Sallie J. Kennedy


John Muir


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[8]hope it be moved as safely or in as good condition as Snag no 1. I hope Anne will be in San Fran- cisco before long and you will see her Write me when you feel like it. [ 4 ever?] if it will be a bore. Your friend Sallie J. Kennedy.I would have written of our visit to Tahoe & Virginia but think Annie must have written you. Have not told you how I enjoyed the remainder of the journey by myself. [illegible] day after day on the rear platform drinking the beauties of sky and land. [5] of your article on your darling [illegible] Ansel; I cannot help saying what I feel about it – that in it there is a Heavenly brightness. Not only is knowledge increased – your darling Ansel raised to the warmest spot in ones heart but one is filled with positively holy joy as one reads and is made to long for purer and better things in life. To think too that I should have seen this dear little bird; Do you remember our camp – near I think – the McCloud? It was there Annie and I first saw the little bird. Then do you recall [ Lairdts?]? – on his Lake – but we saw it longer and nearer at the River – its motions and heard its sweet little note. We remarked at the time its apparent tameness for



Date Original

1878 Jan 24


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0684

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