John Muir


Mary [Muir Hand]


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Martinez, Oct 1, 1899.My dear Sister MaryWe were glad to hear from you over more to learn that you & your family are well. Louis has been quite poorly for a long time but it now better all the rest of us are about as usual Maggie is better this year than she has been for many years & is [reviving?] her youth almost in the smiles of her new grandchild. Mays dignified happiness is grand. David is very busy shipping grapes making money & prospering generally. Im pegging away at a new book about forests etc. Had a glorious trip up north among the forests gardens & glaciers of Alaska When I can find time to write about them I dont knowThomas Hill is still painting in Wanona last I heard.Ever lovingly your brotherJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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