Marion Foster Washburne
prefers sleeping outside - in the woods - if we can escape either heavy snow or heavy rain. We don't want luxuries or even civilized comforts: just facilities for a fire over which I can cook; & water, & a roof. We'd like to be within five miles or so of a neighbor or a R. F. D. route; so that we can get mail once a week.Do you know of any such place, Mr. Muir? Or of a camping place, perhaps in one of those exquisite meadows you describe,1323 Wilcox Avenue,Hollywood, Calif. Aug. 25-13My dear Mr. Muir:-The questions I am going to ask you will, I know, secure from you their own answer, without further introduction; but I am nevertheless going to explain that I am the niece of former Secretary-of-the-Interior, Gen. John W. Noble to whom, I believe, you dedicated one of your beautiful & true books. Now for the questions: Can you tell me where I, with my brother, can winter safely in the great woods of California?05519
1913 Aug 25
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