Mary L. Swett


Mary L. Swett


John Muir



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



Hill Girt

Date Original

1905 Jan 1


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0023

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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