Anne W. Cheney
& I hope to go with him, but our family affairs are so uncertain that I may be obliged to stay at home to take care of the children; however I look forward to a winter in Cal. as the only bright spot in the coming year, & shall be very much disappointed to be obliged to give it up. [illegible] more now, writing this we, as well as everything else – With kindest regards from all truly your friend Anna [illegible]. Cheney
Home Sunday Aug. 9th 1874
My dear Mr. Muir.
I have been on a trip to the sea, since I wrote you last, & I think it has done me a world of good. (but I ought to have staid longer). I hardly know if you are still in Oakland, but I shall venture to direct to you there, & you may get this in the course of time — You speak of coming east in a year or two, & we shall all be glad to see you here, but what a dearth of material you
you will find, in com- parison to Cal. & what you have already studied & seen. I am sorry you did not speak to Mrs. Prof. Kellogg, but perhaps you will have another chance; her sister who lived with us last winter, is now with her in Oakland, & I should like so much to have you meet, she (Miss Brock- way I mean/ has heard us talk so much of you, that she is very anxious to see you, & I know you will find her a charm- ing person; do make an effort to see her, it will pay you – My health is better, & I hope by winter to be well as I ever can be; I suppose the fall I had in the spring has shaken the nervous system so much, that I shall never be a perfectly strong woman; it is hard to look forward to a life of half invalidism, but it must be accepted, & perhaps I shall find something to compensate by & by – Father says most decidedly that he will return to Cal. in the coming fall,
[New York ?]
Original letter dimensions: 34.5 x 11 cm.
Cheney, Anne W., "Letter from Anne W. Cheney to John Muir, 1874 Augl 9." (1874). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 283.
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