M[ary] L. Swett


[Louie Strentzel] Muir


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[in margin: 99][1]Hill Girt, June 14, 1895My Dear Mrs. Muir,Will you kindly hand the two enclosures to Mr. Muir, which I have copied from two letters received from Mrs. Forbes.And now let me thank you and your husband heartily for the very handsome way in which you have given my darling Helen "a start in life."She says she knows it is going to be delightful work and I hope it may01994[4][in margin: 99]Extract from a letter by Mrs. Alex. Forbes"We are enjoying intensely John Muir's Mountains of California. Verily it is the finest pen-picture of natural scenery ever given to the world, I believe. The reader is with him through it all, witnessing the grand wildness of the mountain storms fraternising with the bears, deer and even the despised coyotes, listening to the songs of the various birds, the humming of the wild bees and the insect cries of countless other forms of life. I regret exceedingly that we missed


[Martinez, Calif.]

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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