Louie [Wanda Muir]
[letterhead]Nov. 21 1898Dear LouieI'm once more alone but fortunately on my way home.Sargent & I parted this forenoon at a place called Archer. He went to Jacksonville on his way direct for Boston & I came here to reach the road that leads to New Orleans. The day before yesterday we stopped at Palatka on the famous St Johns River when I saw the most magnificient magnolias some 4 ft in diameter & 100 ft high also the largest & most beautiful hickories & oaks from there we went to Cedar02507[letterhead]Keys. Of course I inquired for the Dodgsons at whose house I lay sick so long Mr Hodgson died long ago, also the eldest son, with whom I used to go boating, but Mrs Hodgson & the rest of the family two boys & three girls are alive & well & I saw them all today except one of the boys. I found them at Archer when I stopped four hours on my way from Cedar Keys. Mrs H & the two eldest girls remembered me well. The house was pointed out to me & I found the good old lady, who nursed me, in the garden. I asked her if she knew me she answered no & asked my name I said Muir. "John Muir", she almost screamed, "My California John Muir"? My California John?02507
Live Oak, Fla.
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