reading it now with great interest. I have always loved trees. They are our friends almost as much as human beings. Certainly we depend upon their beauty as much as anything God has made.
The Monarchs you tell of thrill and inspire one. This world is very beautiful, it seems as if
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Our good Friend,
Your beautiful book came on Christmas and the gift touched me very much. It would have been dear Sister Katis I knew and I could see her smile and almost hear her expressions of pleasure over your kind remembrance. I am
our Heavenly Father should leave [those?] who strive to do their best on this [earth?] and take away only the worthless. It is so terribly lonely without my dear sister that I cannot take hold of myself [and?] I should and say "happy memories. [illegible] am glad you can. They are sweet [illegible] loving memories and I would not part with them for all the world I thank you for all you say of my blessed sister. Your appreciation of her is a great comfort.
I suppose your daughters have grown tall and are a continued pleasure to you. Your good works are spread far and wide. I hope you keep well.
Kind regards to Mrs. Muir, With good wishes and many thank for all your kindness I am ever
December twenty ninth.
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm.
Merrill, Mina, "Letter from Mina Merrill to [John Muir], [ca. 1907 ?] Dec 29." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3870.
Reel 16, Image 1311
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