Sierra [Wanda Muri 7]
still they were all right, and as soon as they all found out who one of their "guides" was they came in a body to invite me over to their car on the siding, where we sang and jollied up and they gave me all the candy I could eat - good kinds from Los Angeles (ahem) and a good many of them came and told me how much they enjoyed Papa's writing and how glad they were to meet his daughter etc etc so I had a beautiful time. There was another party of fifteen here at the same time, a lot of young folks in charge of an old gentleman who takes out such parties every year. He heard who I was and held me up "to have the honor of shaking hands with John Muir's daughter" and told me he had been on the Muir Glacier, in Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canion, and had greatly enjoyed "Our National Parks." After that his party took me in and I liked them ever so much. They left for the Valley No 1 yesterday and I saw them off. (Here the three year old Stevenson says "you cut out pastures for me and I'll write your letter." so I must "cut out" a few. (continued in our next)
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.
Reel 15, Image 0619
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