Sallie Kennedy Alexander
place His wonderful creations so vividly and exquisitely before mortals less fortunate, but who possess an [embryo?] love for nature, which you always succeed in bringing into stronger life, and make one long for the opportunity of its yet greater expansion. I should be much pained if I thought you would [continue?] my silence into want of appreciation of your fo[illegible], and Mr. Alexander fears you will, and I beg you will not for it is not the case. [We?] [both?] hope the passing year will continue to you and yours, health and great happiness. As in days far away.[in margin: so now, Sincerely your friend Sallie Kennedy Alexander.]1711 Q Street. Washington Feb 2nd1902.My dear Mr. Muir,Just a month ago, our sincere thanks should have been sent you, for the lovely memento - your book - "Our National Parks" - which you so kindly sent at Christmas. A number of times my husband has queried, "Sallie Have you thanked Mr Muir for his book"? "No I have not, and I cannot until I have had at least a taste of the delight I know its contents will afford" and this was my unconquerable feeling. Last week for the first time we were all to quietly drink deep of the fountains of beauty and instruction with which the02947
1902 Feb 2
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