Florence Merriam Bailey
Florence Merriam Bailey.
1834 Kalorama Ave.
Aug. 23, 1905.
My dear Mr. Muir:
Mr. Bailey and I have been thinking of you in these dark days with heartfelt sympathy. What a comfort it must be that you were home and able to cherish her to the last!
My uncle James sent me a pathetically brave, hopeful note
from Helen, when you were all back from Arizona. It will be a hard blow to the poor child in her condition, but what a mercy it is that she has your tender care to comfort and support her!
Wanda will be a great reliance to you both, I feel sure. She is so capable and full of brave young life.
I am glad that you are trying Arizona for Helen, for it was there that my lungs were cured, after the Adirondacks, Florida, and California. If she can only stay there long enough, she will surely realize from it.
With deepest sympathy for you all from both Mr. Bailey
Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25 cm.
Bailey, Florence Merriam, "Letter from Florence Merriam Bailey to John Muir, 1905 Aug 23." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3403.
Reel 15, Image 0701
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