Helen S. Wright


John Muir


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their perversities and whims, and of self as well, and in the society of the birds and flowers and the great mountains have felt that I drew nearer to God, and gained new strength of spirit, and a more patient sympathy for those with whom I have to deal. All the family are well, Mr. Allen away again for the week. [in margin: 217] Little Dora is growing daily in grace (of the baby kind); and your favorite, Hattie, is as truly good as ever. May we not hope to see you again before you plunge into the long silence of your Humboldt trip? A single day, if you could spare no more, would be greatly prized by your friends here. Very sincerely yours, Helen S. Wright.00793


San Jose, Cal.

Date Original

1878 May 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0820

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Page 2


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