Emily O. [P.] Wilson
"The Morn & Evening" and in search of a breakfast.
I wish now that I had taken them up to your place - I should have enjoyed reading them with you and your wife - If you wish I will send some of them up. I forgot to mention among printed articles- A geolog[ist?] winter walk - Water-ouzel and the wind storm in Sierras
I must draw this lengthy epistle to a close
The old days have been very close- old memories stirred and the kind brothers letters of my friend of Auld Lang syne have done me good- I hope your wife received my letter when I
Dear old friend
I have been enjoying a treat yesterday and today- have been looking over some of your old letters. Some headed "Meaford" - some "Truets - Mills" - 'Fountain Lake", and those best of all Yosemite Valley - where you made me see the beauties and long for a sight with my own eyes of those wonderful cliffs
I have quite a number of clippings from papers - of articles of yours - one as far back as '74 - then of your northern trips - 79-80, 81 but no doubt you have all of those - though I heard you say you could not find some article - what was it?
I find a later letter, "Anna Wanda" would smile over. Written when she was three days old- "The happy, healthy, daintily-featured lassie"- How the years have sped - and she now a maiden of more than twenty years still bringing happiness to both father and mother.
And still another you have in your home- a merrie hearted maid and may you long have both to brighten your hearthstone-
I have the Wisconsin letters also,- Do you recall the Sabbath poem
first returned home and that all are well
Kindest of regards to you all-
Ever your friend
Emily O Wilson
593 Sycamore St
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.
Wilson, Emily O. P., "Letter from Emily O. [P.] Wilson to [John Muir], [1904?] Feb 22." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2751.
Reel 14, Image 0071
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