Mary L. Swett
The ranch business still hangs fire but we hope to get it settled this next week, that is if mother feels able to let me go down with John on Saturday. Helen is writing a letter to Mr. [McConnell?] who is a great favorite of hers and I should not be surprised if Dr. John Strentzel was favored with some of her effusions in the near future. It was her own idea to write to Mr. McConnell and she is getting up the letter herself with only the help of the spelling of an occasional word — I fairly long to see the little Muir girlie. You don’t know how much I want to see you all and shall not lose a moment as soon as mother is a little better – With much love I amYour friend Mary L. Swett.[in margin: 97]S.F. Oct. 9, 1881.My Dear Mrs. Muir,We were glad to get your letter with news of yourselves and Miss Baby, and doubly glad for the confirmation, from official sources, of our hopes of Mr. Muir’s early return. Just think of the distinction of ranking not only among the explorers but the discoverers – now, at this period of the worlds’ history, when nearly everything has been discovered since long ago – He will come back covered with laurels and stuffed brim full of the freshest and most delightful information and with his rare capacities06100
1881 Oct 9
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
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