[James S. Tom Robinhood Merriam]


John Muir


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[2]you assure me it would give pleasure to the ch[illegible]g invalid. You hardly imagine what a happy [division?] your suggestion means to me — To go again into that remarkable region with you so wise and dear a wonderer as you and they.I long to talk with you of your travels - and it more than flatters me that I could help to make your happy summer pleasanter - and to really believe that my presence would help Helen to hasten to get well -The very thought of these things makes me [illegible] about for a possibility - though I know full well how little reality there is in your kindly words — I have lately returned from the old family home - where I go each year to attend to the resting places of so many of my family - It is only there I find the major part - Perhaps you [heard?] of the burning of my brothers Cl[illegible]'s home last autumn -


New York

Date Original

1909 Jun 12


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0538

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Page 2


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