import from Mrs Muir's account of their mountain plans and only regret that I cannot continue my excellent? reputation as chaperone by accepting that dignity on a trip in the near future. Let us hope it is only on honor deferred, for I count on many more mountain trips as well as the Alaska one and shall hope it may be my privilige to be of your party - as I must say our one experience was ideally perfect.
It was so good of you Mr Muir to express such cordial good will to my friend by
Dear Mr Muir,
I have waited to write my sincere appreciation of the lovely day you gave to my friend and me, thinking I should receive Wanda's letter forwarded from the O[illegible] and reply to that at the same time, but I fancy it must have gone astray, perhaps she did not use the P. O. address Nordhoff.
I judge however of its
the gift of your books and nothing could please me more - for she is pure gold and will enjoy them every bit as they should be enjoyed.
Tell Mrs. Muir the memory of that delicious dinner and her gracious part of hostess in your restful home will remain with me most happily always. and I only hope when you make us that promised trip to the Ojai you will bring her or your daughters with you.
This is a beautiful Easter day and it would be a callous soul indeed who did not feel the spirit of re-creation in spirit and in [very?] truth. I should like to go with you and the girls to our cathedral of Sequoias and renew the inspiration of the summer past but even these oaks and sycamores have a beautiful message.
Donald is looking splendidly and we remain here through the Easter vacation and then return to Nordhoff. I shall watch with great interest the newspaper accounts of your trip with the President and later among
the foreign big trees.
I trust you are having few interruptions and will be able to finish your work before you are off. Do not feel [illegible]lled upon to answer this note of thanks and good wishes, but with sincere affection let me wish you Godspeed on your journey.
Very truly yours
Anna A. Dickey.
Santa Barbara [Calif.]
Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25.5 cm.
Dickey, Anna, "Letter from Anna Dickey to John Muir, [1903 Apr 19] ?." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2600.
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