[Loulu Perry] Osborn
Martinez, Dec. 12, 1898My dear Mrs. OsbornI'm home & find all, including the Wing and Wing walking fern, well Leaving your lovely & loveful cottage I spent a day in New-York. Met Tesla hero Hobson Johnson the Gilders etc. Joined Sargent at Wilmington spent a day in the woods then another about Baltimore, another around Washington enjoying especially the magnificent whiteoak woods. Thence we went to St. Augustine thence to Miami and on to Key West & the Marquesas Keys for palms etc. Thence we returned to Palatka & crossed over to the West Coast at Cedar Keys near which I found the family that nursed me through & long dreary fever 31 years ago. The views along the coast & rivers, & through the sunny flowery palm & pine woods I enjoyed ever so much. Sargent left me at Archer, Fla. & I made my way home by New Orleans, stopping at Mobile to see the Magnolia forests & at New Orleans to visit a blessed old botanist - Mellichamp & all the way I want on in the strength I gained in the downy rest days at your home on the Hudson.Now I'm looking forward to our Yosemite trip & so are Wanda & Helen. Here are the verses I promised Mr. Osborn. Don't forget the photographs you promised to send me.I'm pegging away at an article on The Yosemite Park making slow awkward progress. I wish someone would write the Hudson woods, & Squirrels & waters & people. With kindest regards & thanks to all the family I amEver faithfully yoursJohn Muir02515
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