John Muir


Wife [Louie Wanda Muir]


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[3]Southern Pacific seeing some trees in Texas that I have not yet seen. This will take a week or two longer but I should learn enough to pay for the extra time. If however Sargent should not get well soon I'll most likely bolt straight home the nearest way. One [morning?] in N.Y. is to be given Tesla another Leggett. Pinchot is in Washington, Johnson wants me to go to see the President & preach forestry to him but I guess I wont in the midst of present politics. While out riding this morning I gathered some of the rare walking fern-Camptosorus which I send by this mail. Of course you will be careful to make it growEver Your affectionate husbandJ Muir[1][letterhead]Nov. 3, 1898Dear Louie.I'm enjoying a fine rest this lovely day the first of the Indian summer so cool so calm so bright & the colors are still glorious in the valleys though long past prime on the highlands along the Hudson I came here from N.Y. last evening with Mr Osborn & received the heartiest most devoted welcome imaginable what a charming home it is in the hushed tranquil woods though so near huge Babylon New York!I wrote you Wednesday of my charming visit to Gilder's02494


Wing and Wing, Garrison-on-Hudson [N.Y.]

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Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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