Louie [Wanda Muir]
[letterhead]I said "Why Yes, I promised to come back & visit you in about 25 years, & though a little late Ive come. I stopped to [dinner?] & we talked over old times in grand style you may be sure. It is now bed time & I must stay in this dreary hotel. until noon tomorrow for the New Orleans train.I mean to stop over a day at New Orleans with Mr Mellichamp another botanist. Then I hope to get straight home though Sargent advises other stops in Texas & Arizona. He is to send my letters from Jacksonville to Mobile so 02507[letterhead]I'll hope to hear from you about noon the day after tomorrow.Mercy how lonely I feel & yet how glad I am to be at last facing westward It seems years & years since I left home. Im quite well but my eyes are a little sore with gazing out of the car windows with eager botantical discrimination, especially at the forests of the Long leafed pine of when I can never see enough big, little & babies.A single tassel contains nearly 2000 needles a foot long, I am very anxious to hear that you are well Goodnight Heaven keep you, Mamma Wanda Helen darlings Maggie Goodnight Goodnight Goodnight02507
Live Oak, Fla.
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.
Reel 10, Image 0503
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