John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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52[2]O Yes we do said they for they are beautiful Angoras sweet white Angora kitties, & we are going to take them to New York. I said well dont let the donkey run away "O no he wont run away we have to whip him sometimes to make him just walk. Just at this moment the girls & the new cats have come all the them beauties very expressive faces & silky hair How you would enjoy the fun of introducing your Maggie & Wanda to them.Tell Mamma Ive enjoyed Mr & Mrs Gilder ever so much. On the way here on the car I was introduced to Joseph Choate the great lawyer & on Sunday Mr Gilder & I drove over to his fine residence at Stockbridge to dinner & I had a good long talk with him about forests as well as glaciers etc. Today we all go back to New York. This evening I dine with Johnson & tomorrow I go up the Hudson to the Osburns. There probably I dine with Tesla (I saw him in his workshop) then I suppose Ill have to go to Florida & then gladly home00206


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

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Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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