Florence Merriam Bailey


John Muir



Well enough to write easily now, but letters are a great pleasure to him, and if Helen ever feels like it I know he would enjoy word of you all. He has always enjoyed Helen's letters very much and been deeply interested in the progress of her health, as in all that concerned your family.
With our heartiest good wishes


1834 Kalorama Road,

Feb. 17, 1907.

My dear Mr. Muir;

When we were in New Alexis last summer we passed by the Enchanted Mesa and Mr. Bailey photographed it. He also got a fairly good picture of an alligator-backed juniper. As we thought you might be interested in

[in margin: [to?] you all. Sincerely yours, Florence Merriam Bailey.]



the subjects he had the photographs calaged and is sending them to you.
If you have not seen the Enchanted Mesa imagine it at sunrise and sunset. It is a wonderful old block.
We are greatly rejoiced over Helen's recovery, and have also taken personal


satisfaction the good news of Wanda's happy marriage. How fortunate you are in having both your children still under the house roof tree!
My uncle, Mr. James Merriam, has been making us a delightful visit. He is not


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1907 Feb 17


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0643

Collection Identifier

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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