Mary M. Graydon


John Muir


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[2]who did all they could with flowers & visits to alleviate her loneliness. but of course she was lonely - she was at her brother Victors & the attention of a Nurse & the devotion of Mr & Mrs Hendricks. These two are beautiful Ch[illegible]s! Miss Eliza was a superior [human?], While truthful, she never said things that lacerated! Lines of poetry fell from her lips, as words do from ordinary mortals, her mind was stored with the poet's beautiful thoughts, she read & she meditated. Then too, she was a true friend, she knew how to rebuke & how to be faithful, speaking always frankly. Of course she was lonely, but she never intruded this on friends. she had a ready humor that made her delightful. Miss Eliza always inquired about your book, she couldn't believe she was to die without seeing it. Your friendship was one


Indianapolis, [Ind.]

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Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 1118

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