Wife [Louie Wanda Muir]
Four brook home in the Berkshire Hills, I arrived from there in N.Y. Tuesday eve went to Johnson. Staid overnight & dined & breakfasted with hero Hobson a splendid fellow who looks all he is, I raised a big laugh at the dinner table when in talking about my southern trip I said that Hobson's heroism in sinking the ship amid a rain of bullets was nothing to that required in sinking ourself in the beds of southern hotels so dirty they [wire?] & so deadly the smells etc. This forenoon Mr & Mrs Osborn took me on a fine drive. Through the hills & mtns hereabouts. The views of the river & the woods & glens were charming. I'm having a most delicious rest commenced in Gilder's lovely cottage - a rest which is showing me how profoundly tired I was, & how hard & stunning a blow that sickness had dealt me. I'm now feeling like myself again. I expect to be here until Monday then on a day or two later if Sargent is well enough & the way through the south is open I expect to start for Florida & thence home by the
Wing and Wing, Garrison-on-Hudson [N.Y.]
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.
Reel 10, Image 0437
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