Mary J. Arnold


John Muir


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Lakeport, Lake Co. Cal. Mar 24, 1902Mr. John MuirDear Sir;Your letter and the magazine were a pleasant surprise to me last night. It is evidence of your true nobility of soul, to so kindly recognize a stranger and living the lonely life that is my lot, I doubly appreciate your favor. Liberty, to live my own life and follow my own pursuits, has been denied by fate. I have for many years had the care of some one and my aged mother, who is now ninety-four, is at present my constant care. I too am growing old and my "Golden Sometime" will come on the other side, where I hope to explore elysion fields. Your article has made a homesickness in my heart. I have lived over again the02971


Lakeport, Lake Co. Calif.

Date Original

1902 Mar 24


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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