M[ary] L. Swett


[Louie Strentzel] Muir


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[3]prove not only profitable but pleasant to your dear children as well.I have advised Helen to give up, for the present, all other plans and I know what she, in common with the rest of her family, will appreciate the opportunity this opening gives her, of being at home longer.You and Mr. Muir have always been kind to my children. I have not forgotten how Emelie could always count on you and how John French always got your names on his subscription papers and now you have taken Helen by the hand.Yours gratefully M. L. Swett[3]Thank you also for the seeds of the Columbine. I mean to plant them today.[6]seeing the great naturalist, it would have been such a pleasure to have looked into his eyes and to have heard his voice, but I am always glad I saw his home and his loved ones and those wonderful paintings on the walls of the upper room and that, too, we were permitted to ramble through the grounds and pluck flowers therein and a sprig of rosemary that I pressed and have in my book. How often I live over those days in California!"01994


[Martinez, Calif.]

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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