Mary M. Beers


Mary M. Beers


John Muir



Kioto. Japan. May 14th 1907.


Dear Mr Muir

Such a pleasant surprise greeted me in our mail from home, After a long trip around the world your postal card reached me, it was indeed kind of you to send the New Years greeting, which I assure you I sincerely appreciate.
We left Broadalbin in November and have been to Ceylon Southern India, B[illegible] stopping at Pe[illegible]s and Singapore, then to Java, China, and now Japan, where we have been unfortunate as to weather We have been here almost two




months and have not seen [illegible] yet. We came to see the cherry blossoms, but we think our apple blossoms quite as beautiful. Mr Husled met us here, stayed about two weeks, and is now on his way home, intending to sail for Iceland and Norway the early part of the summer. We sail for San Francisco on the "Coptic" on May 22nd, so our time is drawing to a close after a most interesting trip. We especially enjoyed beautiful Ceylon, and found Java most fascinating, with it's luxuriant vegetation and delicious fruits.
Warmly thanking you again



for your kind thought.

I am sincerely

Mary W. Beers

Mrs E. Les Grand Beers


N. Y.


Kioto, Japan

Date Original

1907 May 14


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0749

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

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