M[ary] L. Swett
Hill Girt, Feb. 8, 1903.
My Dear Mr. Muir,
One day last week I was calling upon your sister, Mrs. Reid, and we were talking about Annie Muir, and she was saying you had a copy of a good obituary notice, clipped from one of your home papers. Now I would like very much to see that, and if you will mail it to me, I will take the greatest care of it and will
return it promptly-
You know how much we all thought of Annie. For several years after he return to Portage we corresponded occasionally- and I have now, standing on my mantel, a little memento she gave me when we parted.
Of her philanthropic work I had not heard till I talked with Mrs. Reid.
We are all feeling grave just now for, at last, after all she has been through, Mrs. Drahms does seem to be really at the point of death.
Perhaps even before you get this she will have passed away. We got letters from both Mr. Drahms and Agnes last night, and are watching the telephone today - I will telephone to Mrs. Muir when we hear the final word.
Now just one word about your delightful Christmas gift to Baby Margaret.
On New Years day Mrs. George Brown sent her a bank book with a starter of five dollars - yours makes ten - and the foundations of her fortune seem securely laid.
John French still has his baby bank book and with what he has put in "in recent times" his fortune mounts up to $800.00 He has never drawn a single cent, owing, as he says, to papas' generosity. in supplying all his needs. I mention this because I think it is creditable to his natural prudence-
Yours with affectionate regard,
M. L. Swett.
Hill Girt [Martinez, Calif.]
1903 Feb 8
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Swett, Mary L., "Letter from M[ary] L. Swett to John Muir, 1903 Feb 8." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2530.
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