Marion Foster Washburne


John Muir


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[in margin: but we do not in the least know how to set about it. We are not exactly poor; nevertheless our circumstances are such - we earn what we use - that, if we are to give ourselves a whole year's vacation, we can only set aside safely about $50.00 a month for both of us. And if possible that should include travelling expenses.We have thought of some cabin - one room would do, as my brother][2]We are both middle-aged people, natively sound & vigorous, but just now suffering from some severe trials through which we have recently passed. Your books have been tonics through this period & now we want to go & spend some months - perhaps a year - under the shelter of those great trees you so lovingly describe. We hope to take into ourselves something of their peaceful vigor.


Hollywood, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Aug 25


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0688

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