Annie Kennedy Bidwell
[John Muir] Muir's
remain here for [electricity?] [illegible] [illegible]nt, promising to notify me when I might return home, but forbidding any questionings as to time - on my part. Have not made calls, or gone sight-seeing, but have rested when not on duty at Doctor's office. Nor have I received callers save when necessary, having had to sleep, or rest, so much of the time. Monday, Doctor told me that now he was "going to put the finishing touches on", and that I might visit, and see friends that the social was needed now". So I write to say that I hope ere long to be at home, and to have the great joy of welcoming all of you who can come, to Rancho Chico. Also, that if any of you should be in the city I should be so glad to see you, and that I will arrange to be at home any time you may set for calling. And now, Mr Muir, I wish a [word?] with you, of advice, in regard to the Le Conte memorial fund. I can give so little at present that I thought perhaps best not to belittle the sacred cause by a $500 when a $100 might be expected. What is your opinion? Please be candid.
1902 Apr 17
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 12, Image 0365
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