Annie K. Bidwell
a break-down, but with the same blue sparkling loving eyes, and gentle voice, and glowing heart for her friends, as of yo[illegible]. She walked with difficulty, but walked, for almost an hour, in search for photographs and other things which she wished Miss Watson to find for me, and which were found, with one exception though Miss Watson thought they were not there. No failure of will, or of mind, or of heart. Dear lovely Mrs Gray! What a brave inspiring person she is. I love her and admire her inexpressibly. I determined to go to see her when I went east if possible, and did! to my great satisfaction. We talked of you, & our camping party and were refreshed. Will you not come and bring your dear daughter? 'say "Yes", and [confer?] happiness onyours heartilyAnnie K. BidwellRANCHO CHICO, CALIFORNIAMarch 18, 1907.My dear Mr Muir.This is to ask you to bring your daughter and renew your acquaintance with Rancho Chico, this spring, as soon as the weather settles into its usual spring attractiveness!it will not be the Rancho Chico it was when General gave it such a charm, as he only could, but there will be God's woods, and birds & squirrels, and creek, and a hearty glad welcome from me. Also I have long wished to know your dear daughters who used to write you of their (or her), longing for the "bonny waterfalls" which you had promised03850
Rancho Chico, Calif.
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.
Reel 16, Image 0683
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