M[ary] L. Swett


[Louie Strentzel] Muir


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[7][marginalia]if you cannot induce the gude Scotchman to put his name on paper for the Yankee wife of one of his ain countrie if not of his kin. I will then paste it into the book. I have and try to believe that I am acquainted with the man himself, since I met his "better half" and the "twa bairns" and gazed with delight upon the glittering glacier on canvas which bears his name. It is one of my regrets in connection with a California experiences that I missed of seeing "John Muir" Should he ever come to New England I hope we may have the pleasure of receiving him in one or the other of homes whatever season he may come My two Scotchmen* from Forfarshire would[in margin: welcome him right heartily." *Her husband and his brother.]


[Martinez, Calif.]

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 1045

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