Florence M[erriam] Bailey


John Muir


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[4]they want the best you have to give. Deep down in man's heart, crushed as it may be by the artificial life of the world, lies the instinct to return to nature - the instinct which leads a tired child back to his mother's arms. Somehow, they feel, they will there find healing and peace. And so, with weary souls they turn to the man who can show them the way, who can help[1]2019 - 19th St. N.W.Washington D.C.Nov. 4, 1900.My dear Mr. Muir;We must seem [very?] ungracious to have made no sign through all these weeks since our delightful little visit at your house, but I assure you it was not for lack of thought of you all. We left San Frnacisco the Wednesday after we were with you09974


Washington, D.C.

Date Original

1900 Nov 4


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 0427

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