Helen and Wanda [Muir]
Nov 13 1898
Darlings Helen & wanda.
This is a [queer?] old Spanish town almost the oldest in America. Read about it Parkman. Palms cactuses live oaks hung with long moss magnolias etc & ruins of castles & churches & a lot of [immense?] modern hotels [wearisomely?] grand in which one gets lost.
The best thing I saw coming down the coast from Washington through Virginia Georgia & upper Florida was the happy hopeful bands of bright green long leaf pines. The young ones springing up among grass & drawf palmettos. A cheerier brighter more beautiful set can not be imagined.
Now we start for Miami
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St. Augustine, Fla.
1898 Nov 13
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to Helen and Wanda [Muir], 1898 Nov 13." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2307.
Reel 10, Image 0479
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