Betty Averell


John Muir


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[3]reading your recent Atlantic Monthly writings for it's a real joy to see through your eyes the wonder workings of the Sierra world.Dear Mr Muir don't you want to make this little Betty doubly happy by sending her a photograph of yourself? I'm to have a birthday soon and it would please me so to have one at the beginning of my thirtieth year.Did you know that Will is coming East to live and that Mother has been made a grandmother and I an Aunt? That was our Christmas surprise from my sister [Ruth?]. Mary Harriman Rumsey has been in Europe for two months and is returning to be present at the unveiling of a fountain at Goshen in memory of her father. The fountain was designed by her husband & is to be unveiled tomorrow on her father's birthday. All is well with the Harriman household. Now what more are


Rochester, N. Y.

Date Original

[1911 ?] Feb 24


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0125

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