Louie [Strentzel Muir]
10[letterhead]maple beech hickory etc etc & all kinds of underbrush & wild flowers & cultivated flowers acres of rhododendrons, & a pond covered with lilies. etc – All the ground waving hill & dale & clad in the full summer dress of the region trimmed with exquisite taste. The servants are in livery & everything is fine about the house & in it but Mr & Mrs Sargent are the most cordial & unaffected people imaginable & in a few minutes I was at my ease & at home. Sauntering when I like, doing what I liked & making the house my own Here we had grand dinners formal & informal & here I told my dog story I dont know how often. & described glaciers0167811& their works etc. Here, the last day I dined with Dana of the N.Y. Sun & Styles of the Forest & Stream, Parsons, the Superintendent of Central park & Mathews Mayor of Boston. Yesterday the Mayor came with carriages & drove us through the parks & the most interesting streets of Boston. & he & Mr & Mrs Sargent drove to the station & saw us off. While making Sargents our headquarters Mr Johnson took me to Cambridge where we saw the classic [illegible] shades of learning etc. found Royce who guided us, San Porter, & the historian Parkman – etc etc – We called at Elliot’s house but he was away. We also went to the seaside at Manchester 40 miles or so from Boston to visit old Mrs Fields a charming old lady & how good a time
1893 Jun 12/13
Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 cm.
Reel 07, Image 1064