John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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[1]Four Brook FarmTyringham, Berkshire Hills, Nov. 1, 1898My dear Helen.This is Mr. Gilder's place in the country about 150 miles from New York. It is in a broad glacial valley & is the most famed for its picturesque beauty of all New England. Mr. Gilder invited me up here last Saturday & Ive been rambling with him & resting & having a fine time everway Mr. Gilder has five children two of the boys are at school & two of the girls are here they are about 6 & 8 years old & a few minutes ago it was funny to see these merry red cheeked [lassies?] driving off by themselves in a comical little cart, drawn by a comical little donkey to buy cats. One of the girls had a basket & the other a handful of greenbacks & I said "where are you going my pretty maids" To buy sweet little kitties sweet sir she said or something like it. Surely you dont need to much money for cats I said00204


Four Brook Farm, Tyringham, Berkshire Hills [N.Y.]

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Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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