Florence M. Bailey
1834 [Kalorama?] Av. Washington
Jan. 14, 1903.
My dear Mr. Muir:
Your letter announcing the nuts and raisins was a surprise. You are altogether too good to us. The beautiful great brushes of raisins are a feast to the eye and the nuts the most delicious we ever tasted. As we eat them they warm our hearts, for it does us good to think that you thought of us.
Your letter about my book was especially grateful. To know that you like my settings is a substantial comfort. I had worked on the handbook so long that when it was done I felt almost as if my usefulness [was?] over, but the work that after all I like best, and had put aside for it, was on the country itself, so it is peculiarly comforting to have you feel that I have something left to say. How to say it
to interest nature [lovers?] in general, and yet get in the wayside science that I want in is the difficult question.
We were all taken by [storm?] by your grand canyon article. I am thankful that you have done it. No one else could have expressed the canyon.
Mr. Bailey joins me in hearty New Year wishes to you all,
Florence M. Bailey
1903 Jan 14
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.
Bailey, Florence M., "Letter from Florence M. Bailey to John Muir, 1903 Jan 14." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2493.
Reel 13, Image 0062
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