Mary J. Arnold


John Muir


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3I thank you sincerely for giving me this pleasure and for your kind letter. I will return the book after I have allowed two of my friends to read it. I wrote a little article for the paper here last week but will it save one bird? If mothers could only be educated along humane lines, but they are so indifferent, through them many things could be rectified so to elevate the coming generations. I wish you might make a tour through Lake Co. and hear the birds. A bird murderer came here several years ago and in the name of science (mammon) carried of hundreds of beautiful corpses Probably he sold them to milleners. I wish they would give more of your writings to the schools. Through that avenue there is a little hope, if teachers do their duty to impress such lessons. Gratefully Yours, Mary J. Arnold 02971


Lakeport, Lake Co. Calif.

Date Original

1902 Mar 24


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0307

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Page 3


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