Eliza S. Hendricks
for the advanced chapters in the Century. I very much enjoyed a series of letters you once wrote for the San [Yo?] Examiner upon Alaska. Do you remember a Mrs. Wells and her husband whom you met the evening we spent at Mrs. Graydon's You will be sorry to hear that she lost her husband last summer. She is very sad. She was much pleased to meet you, and was much interested in your talk that evening. I think your book will do her good.The kind remarks you penned in your last letter regarding our home, were very gratifying to all. My brother, and his wife send kindest regards. When are you coming again? I have written you a long letter. I hope I have not wearied you.Very sincerely your friendEliza S. Hendricks.611 N. Meridian St.Indianapolis March 1, 94My Dear Mr. Muir:Many thanks for the prompt and most friendly reply to my letter; and many very many for the book. I was very much pleased to receive it. I had read it, although I did not own it. Mrs. Graydon had two copies--one a Xmas gift--and she very kindly sent me one of them for me to read; and when I had read it I felt that I must have a copy of my own. Is there not a peculiar atmosphere--a flavor--about a book received at the hand of the author, which is not quite there01789
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