[Abbigail A.] Allen
[First draft of letter, in note-book]Dec. 27. '04.Mrs. Chas. H. Allen.San Jose. Gal. Dear Mrs. Allen:I am very glad to get your kind letter full of good news of all the Allen family. Had I not been tied up and almost smothered up with work useful and useless I should have been with you oftentimes as in the days of lang syne. I have not written a word for the press about my big trip to Russia, the Caucasus. Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan, China, India, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Timor, the Philippines, etc., but when I do I'll let you know.I'm now trying to write a little book on Yo[semite] which I promised the Cent[ury] Go. long ago, but make slow grinding gl[acier] progress on account of endless interruptions, and I don't see how I can find time for magazine articles, at least for a year or two. YOU may not have seen my last book, so I'm sending a copy with this mail.I think it was in 1864 that women were admitted to the Wis. University, but I can't be sure.I haven't a copy of the dog story to send you, but will try to get one. It was published in the Century Sep. 1897.I shall always be glad to hear from you, and praying Heaven to comfort you, I am, with best wishes for the New Year,Ever faithfully yours, J.M. Have been delighted hearing from time to time [that] Jessie was better. I haven't seen Dora since she was a baby. How quick girls grow. Both of ours are women, Wanda within a year of graduation from the State Univ. Here is Helen's photo. Wanda will send hers.03098
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Reel 14, Image 0738
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