Florence Merriam Bailey


John Muir


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[3]What wonderful years those were that you spent in that grand country, alone in the mountains d[illegible]ering their history!Mr. Burroughs was in Washington not long ago on his way to the Everglades, and he spoke of seeing you on your return from Africa. I wonder if we shall have a book telling of what his other [men?] has seen.I should be glad to hear of the well-being of Helen and here babies. It seems a most beneficent outcome of her desert life. She was a [illegible] girl and she has her [reward?]. Tell her please that I always think of her with affectionate interest. Wanda and her little family it is good to know of, too.With hearty, [illegible] [tardy?], thanks for your kindly thought of us, and hoping that we may see you here again, Sincerely yours,Florence Merriam Bailey.


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1914 Feb 8


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0157

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