Mary [Muir Hand]
Martinez, Oct 1, 1899.
My dear Sister Mary
We were glad to hear from you over more to learn that you & your family are well. Louis has been quite poorly for a long time but it now better all the rest of us are about as usual Maggie is better this year than she has been for many years & is [reviving?] her youth almost in the smiles of her new grandchild. Mays dignified happiness is grand. David is very busy shipping grapes making money & prospering generally. Im pegging away at a new book about forests etc.
Had a glorious trip up north among the forests gardens & glaciers of Alaska When I can find time to write about them I dont know
Thomas Hill is still painting in Wanona last I heard.
Ever lovingly your brother
1899 Oct 1
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Mary [Muir Hand], 1899 Oct 1." (1899). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2454.
Reel 10, Image 1011
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