Helen Douglas Greame
San Juan, Cal.
May 9, 1903.
My dear Mr. Muir-
It is nearly a year since the three girls and the "Judge - Riller" had the time of their lives in going to the wonderful Kern Canon [diacritic] and Mt. Whitney with you. And this coming summer is going to find us widely scattered
Mrs. Dickey and Donald in Iowa - Marian in Italy - Mr. Gannett in Manila and Ellie is undecided yet, while I have decided in the winter just past to give up single blessedness, and marry a man who loves the mountains as much as I do. He is Austin Sperry, a nephew of the
Mr. Sperry who used to [illegible] the Calaveras Grove. The wedding is to be this summer, and our wedding trip to be in the mountains, but you must not tell any one. I wanted to tell you because I knew you would appreciate our pleasure and delight in getting home to those grand old mountains.
I hear you are going to Yosemite with the president, and I hope you will use all your influence to save the Calaveras Grove. How I envy him the privilege of going with you.
I have been spending the winter reading and studying your books, and have been getting to go back there
with far more knowledge than I had when I started for Kings River Canon [diacritic] the 29th of last June.
Last summer was a glorious summer and this coming summer will be too, and I look forward to many many happy summers, learning more each year, and at present I am very much interested in reading up about your favorite ouzel, and want to watch and study the little [singer?] this year.
I shall live in San Francisco after my marriage, and I hope sometime to have you meet Mr. Sperry.
With best wishes to your for your summer
I am most sincerely yours
Helen Douglas Greame.
P.S. I'm going to lose my fine Scotch name.
San Juan, Calif.
1903 May 9
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.
Greame, Helen Douglas, "Letter from Helen Douglas Greame to John Muir, 1903 May 9." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2626.
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