Betty Averell


John Muir


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[2]when all these long weeks I've been wondering why you didn't answer my last letter! How I wish you were going with Bill, & me today to motor all the way to Rochester. Our first stop is Arden, which is radiant now in autumn color.Then we go into Indian Country, & spend the next night at Cooperstown That is our ancestral[3][letterhead]camping ground as the Averells were the third family to settle there. It's old & delightful & quite beautiful. The greatest surprise in the present day Averell family is that in November [Walter?] is going with a friend to Egypt for the winter. Bill, & I will keep house together in this big New York. So dont forget, if the Hetch Hetchy interests call you East that 05557


New York

Date Original

[1913] Sep 27


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 14.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0818

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