Lenoir, N. Carolina.
Sep. 26, 
Dear Helen.We are just starting for Biltmore -- will get there about midnight. We are now at Hickory waiting [for] another train. A grand thunderstorm is going on. We will be a day or two at Biltmore. Then we go to the mountains of Alabama. Yesterday we rode 38 miles through a very beautiful forest of many kinds of trees, most of them with colored leaves, and climbed a mountain called Grandfather, covered with very fine flowers, shrubs, and trees. The drive from Roan Mountain to Lenoir, 75 miles, is, I think, the finest in America of its kind. I like driving in our own carriage through the woods so much better than the cars. I'll try to get you some colored leaves. Hope you are all well. We are having a glorious time. Saw 5 new pines today. It is now getting dark. Supper and then the cars. Love. Goodnight.
[The above on postcard addressed to Helen Muir, Martinez, California]
Lenoir, N. C.
1898 Sep 26
Original letter dimensions: 13 x 7.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Helen [Muir], 1898 Sep 26." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2190.
Reel 10, Image 0325
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