Sallie Kennedy Alexander


John Muir


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[2]book abounds, For many of the [illegible]tions one reading would not suffice, and please read that again, for we always read aloud, one or other of us would say, and so we have read a good portion, deeply impressed, and most grateful at the power of language, and your wonderful use of it to describe the beauties, marvels, and [terrors?] almost, of nature from a snow flake, to the mighty [illegible] which have [illegible] mountains in twain. Many pictures I have [illegible]ged to my soul loath to feel they could ever be p[illegible][3]from me. But the time when we can enjoy such soul refreshing [illegible] is very limited in this busy season of the year. He first of January always developes the strength of the social season to follow, and my mind and time have been almost constantly occupied with guests, and this generally continues through January and February. It is our custom to read aloud each evening, when we can command the time, so we joyfully anticipate the evenings we can call our own ere long and the first suggestion I know will be. "let us read Mr Muirs book again," and we will again thank God, for the appreciation and the intellect he has given you to


Wasington, [D.C.]

Date Original

1902 Feb 2


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0189

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Page 2


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