C. Hart Merriam
Was [surprised?] to st[illegible] day to find Ly[illegible] & t[illegible] [illegible] on the American River. What a grand painting Keith has made of Kern [Canon?]. Tell Helen to keep her courage up & Wanda not to grow despondent and thin, for I'm coming to cheer 'em up just as soon as I can. Hope you are working on the tree book now. Will bring over [my?] photographs when I come. With kindest regards to Mrs Muir and all of [yours?],A[illegible]C. Hart Merriam -John MuirMartinez, Calif.
1902 Sep 12
Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 13 cm.
Reel 12, Image 0616
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