Anne R. Dickey


John Muir


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[2]sorry to think of you in its deserted halls and feel confident you will lose that wonderful bloom you acquired in South America or South Africa if you remain there and forget to eat properly and be warmed by friendly associations. Sometimes we are called on to bury the past quite out of sight and I hope you will choose wisely at this time and not lose any of your fresh vigor amid musty surroundings. Your friends cannot think of you[1]My dear Mr Muir,Your uplifting words of encouragement recently received were very precious to Donald and me, and I cannot resist thanking you for them even though I do not expect an answer out of your busy life of letters.I can appreciate your feelings about the old home and how difficult it would be to see others in it, but was05183


Pasadena [Calif.]

Date Original

[ca. 1912 May]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1023

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