May F.Benton


John Muir


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[in margin: 85]01112Oakland Nov. 3d 1883Dear Mr MuirYour picture and poem in fruit and vine filled us all with delight. It was pleasant to know you had not forgotten your Oakland friends though we had no word from you in so long. The pleasure of knowing your wife and little one seems denied us while you are living so far away but do try sometime to have them come to Oakland if only for a little time for I do not think they would object to its “sticky skies” as much as you do How I would love to see Wanda and visit with her and enjoy with her


Oakland, [Calif]

Date Original

1883 Nov 3


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 6 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 1120

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