[Harriet M.] Ashley
I can't visit one in a score of them and get anything done in the way of real work.One of my new books is just published and I'll send you a copy which surely is better than a brief chat.With sincere regardfaithfully yoursJohn MuirMrs. M.C. AshleyState HospitalMiddletown[illegible][letterhead]New YorkJune 12, 1911 -Dear Mrs Ashley:Your two letters with kind invitations to Middletown at last reached me. And nothing I assure you would be more delightful were time available.Never before have I been compelled to disappoint so many friends as now.John Muir
1911 Jun 12
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Reel 20, Image 0356
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