E [liza ] S. Hendricks


John Muir


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[3]with great pleasure my first meeting with you in the “foot hills” & the good your did me then; and your kind care for me during my sickness in Yosemite. I have a young nephew — 15 yrs. old who [illegible] scientific [illegible] & I often wish he could come under your influence. He is now engaged in “mounds” & “mound Builders”. If you known of any work particularly helpful and entertaining on that subject I would be glad to hear of it. I would be glad to hear from you some time when you have leasure for letter-writing! I am afraid such seasons are few & far between. I received a letter from brother Thom’s wife last week giving a glowing account of your visit to Chico. She says — “He is if possible more entertaining than before. He is the same guileless, simple hearted man as when we first knew him; & it was such a pleasure to have him with us. Surely there is[1][in margin: no one like him in all the world." You have no truer friend and admirer than my quiet little undemonstrative sister Mame. But what a long letter I am drawing out. I hope you have time to read it. Yours with kindest regards E.S. Hendricks.]296 N. Meridian St.Indianapolis March 22 — ‘80Dear Mr. Muir – I enclose a card which was handed to me a year & a half, or two years ago. The one who have it to me, is a dear friend, & wife of a former pastor; and the name upon the card is that of her sister. The latter I have never met, but her sister — Mrs. Mason says that she is an enthusiastic botanist, and she thinks it would be such a great pleasure for her sister to know & converse with so enthusiastic a scientist as you are – that she is anxious for her to meet you. Mrs. Mason, hearing me speak of your long geological tramps and of the happy accident by which I met you, hoped that some of your rambles might take you into her Miss Campbell’s neighborhood; and that if you had her name, & were so requested


Indianapolis [Ind.]

Date Original

1880 Mar 22


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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