Mary L. Swett
Jan. 1, 1905
Mr. John Muir,
My Dear Old Friend -
Little Margaret, with her father and mother, drove up tonight shortly after you left, and I had the pleasure of putting your gift into her little hand. She looked at it and said "money," and I saw it safely transferred to her mother's safe keeping, who will doubtless write her thanks.
As for me I do not feel at all satisfied with
the few hasty, perfunctory words by which I acknowledged your handsome present to my three girls. Your unwavering friendship is one of the great things for which I am truly thankful at the beginning of this new year, and no doubt in the years to come, these three whom you have so kindly remembered today, will look back with love and pride upon the time when they were distinguished by the friendship of John Muir.
Sincerely and gratefully yours,
Mary L. Swett
Hill Girt, Jan. 1, 1905
1905 Jan 1
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.
Swett, Mary L., "Letter from Mary L. Swett to John Muir, 1905 Jan 1." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3185.
Reel 15, Image 0023
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