[Annie] Wanda [Muir]
01676ever known in New York. Yesterday was also very horribly hot, but I did not feel it much for Mr Johnson took me up the Hudson river to one of the beautifully residences. Mr Osborne’s in the Hudson Highlands, where we dined & drunk cool water & champagne & drove about the leafy woods & gathered purple lady slippers & trailing arbutus & sailed on the charming river. Mr Johnson has kept me wining & dining & seeing people at the clubs so I have not been able to write much. This afternoon he is going to take me to Boston & Cambridge to see Sargent & the University people to talk about the forests, this trip will take two days.[letterhead]Tell mama that the Century people are going to print my first book instead of the Appletons, & promise to make a better portrait of me as they themselves say that the the one in the magazine was not good, not half handsome enough. Mr Keith has been in a fussy hurry ever since we started & left for Glasgow nearly a week ago & I fear I will not see much of him I think I will not get away from here for a week or more yet. But I feel well, & will take so many
1893 Jun 7
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.
Reel 07, Image 1042
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