[Marked "Indianapolis letters"]
1364 Franklin St.,
Oakland, Aug. 15, '92.
Dear Mr. Muir:
Your letter and express package reached me on Saturday and I thank you for both - but I did not want you to send so much as to make me to such an extent your debtor.
Tell the children I had hoped to spend next Sat. with them, that I am homesick to see them, but that this evening comes a letter from some N. Y. cousins. Col. and Mrs. Hough, who have asked me to go to Menlo Park with them next Saturday, and as it is my only opportunity for a visit with them, I must go. Tell Helen that peaches are very tempting, but the two little girls who have found a place in my heart are much more. I hope whenever you are in Oakland you will not pass by the McChesney mansion. The Alexanders are just back from their summering on Lake Tahoe, brown as nuts. Their home is a dear place for me.
A stack of papers awaits correction, so I must bid you goodnight, with gratitude.
With love to the family, I am,
August 15th, '92.
Some pleasant remembrances have come from Miss Felton bearing on Grecian interests, just enough to fire my repressed Hellenic affection. I am taking private instruction from a native, in the modern tongue, and first thing you know I will be conversing with you in the language of Plato!
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Graydon, Katharine, "Letter from Katharine Graydon to John Muir, [1892 Aug 15]." (1892). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 190.
Reel 07, Image 0625
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