Anna R. Dickey
Box 701 PasadenaJuly 16 - 1913Dear Mr MuirDonald and I have talked of you so often since he came home two weeks ago from his long outing. He got some fine pictures in the mountains and on Anacapa and Coronado Islands and also natural history specimens. he had an assistant with him and has paid all his expenses - selling his photos &c, at good prices. This sounds mercenary but if you could see what a new lease he has taken on life since he became able to camp and ride horseback and earn his living like a man you would understand what I mean. I had hoped you would get down while he was home this time05494We have turned the little dining room into a work shop and you could have had a room for your work. He has gotten off most of his picture orders now and expects to leave next week for the east to be gone several months. He will go to New Brunswick and take [moving?] pictures of moose if he can get them with his old Scotch guide Adam Moore.I am closing my house and will go with a quiet friend to the redwoods at Arbolado P.[A.?] near Monterey - a stage ride of 38 miles into the mts. on the Aur river where Mrs Hooker found it so interesting last year. a Mrs Pfeiffer has a ranch there and log cabins and I am looking forward to the mild peaceful life after much entertaining and furs and feathers of city. I wish you could look in upon us and give us some of your words of wisdom over the camp fire. Drop me a postal05494
1913 Jul 16
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