May F. Benton
Dear Mr Muir:
We were wondering, my mother and I, whether you knew of my father’s illness when your pleasant remembrance came for which we thank you very much. After a delightful Summer in the [illegible] Islands on our return my father had a partial stroke of paralyses and has only just recovered suff[illegible] to walk about. He requires constant atten[illegible] and care. We hope you are all well and wish
we might see you all [sometime?] Do you [illegible] visit Alaska now? This leaf is from Africa - As if anything so cool and silvery could come from that land of sun and [firey?] heat - Have you no picture of the little ones? How I wish I might see them – With may thanks for your remembrance,
May F. [Bentar?] -
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm.
Benton, May F., "Letter from May F. Benton to John Muir, [ca. 1885] Oct 31." (1885). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1645.
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