[Sarah Muir Galloway]
In the mill again. The snow all melted there is a violet Three species grow in the valley, white, blue, & yellow You know the fringed blue gentian that grows at the sides of dry meadow I wish you would watch some this summer & send me some seeds also a few seeds of the white water lily & a few of the little blue harebells that are so abundant about you, with a pressed specimen with any little flower easily sent that I know, O how I long to see you all but Heaven only knows my future paths I will tell David or Daniel to call at Indianapolis for my scraps of property left there I want you & Maggie & Mother to take the pictures Evening is coming - the bottom of the valley is in shadow but the sun still lights the south dome & the sentinel & a bluer sky
than you ever beheld is over all Farewell my kindest remembrances to your David & little ones, Do write a letter oftener
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [Sarah Muir Galloway], [1871 Mar]." (1871). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1367.
Reel 02, Image 0399
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