Mary L. Swett


John Muir


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[3]offset my mild criticism. Do not answer this note; I realize the value of your time, but tell John what there is to be said about "pigeon vs. pidgeon" let me sign myself.Your friend and admirer and well wisherMary L. SwettHill Girl, Nov. 11, 1912[1]Nov 11 12Dear Mr. Muir,I have never got hold of anything more absorbingly interesting than these type written pages and they will be read as classics by posterity.But now I want you to take pity on my ignorance and tell me when and where the spelling of pigeon was changed to pidgeon, for it must be there has been an authoritative change or neither you nor the typewriter would use it05298


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1912 Nov 11


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1417

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