to Mono lake, and I gave her the book which she would so much enjoy. She is a vigorous splendid woman whom you would have pleasure in meeting. She now lives on this side of the continent.
Please give my respects to the members of your family whom I will try to meet again when I visit California
[in margin: 93]
Most truly yours
Aug 8th 1895
My Dear Mr Muir
It was due to myself and to you that I should before this date thank you and the members of your family for one of the most pleasant days of my life, spent in the Alhambra Valley.
I should have also kept my promise for a promise should be a bond, to send
you the volumes of Kings survey.
As every derelict says, I have not forgotten my promise for today and sometime heretofore, my wife has endeavoured to identify the said volumes Vol 5 has thus far eluded our grasp, and we may not be able to find it, but the others and the atlas will go to you when the search is completed even if the lost book cannot be found.
The lady who was with me the day I saw you, came on to visit us, after my arrival at home, and we had a good time for she is one of the saints!
A few days since we had a call from Miss Helen McDowell the daughter of the General, when you were the subject of conversation. She went over the route you describe so well,
1895 Aug 8
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Conness, John, "Letter from John Conness to John Muir, 1895 Aug 8." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3125.
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