[Annie K.] Bidwell
Martinez Feb. 24, 1903
Dear Mrs Bidwell:
I was glad to see your handwriting once more & to hear news of your sister & [Col.?] Alexander good news after the anxious weeks over the little son's sick bed.
Of course I at once sent my autograph to [Major Cathlin?] (I also sent him a copy of "The Mountains of California" to help cheer & b[illegible] some of his invalid days with views of our glorious outdoors.
I must try to visit you at memorable Rancho Chico on your so kind invitation though I fear I'll be traveling all the coming summer. Wanda is at the State University, Helen at the
Martinez High School, both women. How the years have flown since those Shasta & Chico Mountaineering, botanizing, boating snag jumping days with the General & yourself & Sall[illegible] Hooker & Gray!! Blessed days. I must try to write my memories of them ere it be too late. I expect to see Sir Joseph again this summer. I had a delightful letter from him a short time ago. I have always regretted I could not have seen more of Sall[illegible] & Col. Alexander when they were in California last. Give them my kindest regards. Ever faithfully yours
1903 Feb 24
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Annie K.] Bidwell, 1903 Feb 24." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2537.
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