Annie K. Bidwell


John Muir


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[2]should be [visited?].I had the great pleasure of a visit from your friend John Swett, last summer, who told me one of your daughters "was being married" while he was my guest! I proposed telegraphing my congratulations but interruptions preo[illegible]. Mr Swett was a charming quest, whom it was a privilege to entertain. His mission here was to address Chico State Normal School on educational matters.My sister and I enjoyed your Christmas greeting which she received while I was with her, for I only returned from Washington on March 8th having gone East Sept 20th. So I had a long visit with the dear ones I also was three weeks in Penna, and divided three more between Boston, Hartford, Rochester N.Y. and New York City. My sister intended writing[3]her thanks for your kind remembrance at Christmas time, but did not succeed owing to guests with her much of the winter, - (besides myself.) We did not accomplish much which we planned.I received last summer such a cordial invitation from Lady Hooker to visit her and Sir Joseph that it was a real disappointment not to be able to do so. Also, they sent me a New Years greeting, in dainty form, which was very kind when they have so many claims on their time and thoughtLady Hooker said that Sir Joseph was in better health than for years past, , - all of which you may know as well as I!I went to Cambridge expressly to see dear Mrs Gray, sister with me, and found her quite a sufferer[illegible]


Rancho Chico, Calif.

Date Original

1907-03-18 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0685

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