Florence Merriam Bailey


John Muir


[in margin: Camping]


All well here Darling Helen Everything in bloom. Wish you could see the dear old place. Your devoted father.

How we should enjoy hearing of your wonderful journey, for taking to them what you did, they must indeed have been wonderful.

[in margin: Bailey Florence]

Mr. Bailey's interest this winter, outside his immediate work, has been in introducing a troop of fine Boy Scouts to camp life and the delights of the woods. It is positively pitiful to see how little city boys



Jan. 23, 1913.

My dear Mr. Muir:

Again we have to thank you for making us think of the beautiful California vinyards and orchards in our Washington Winter!
Would that all friends had your memory, never forgetting even when Asia and Africa has interfered!



get that is their natural heritage.
I wish I might hear more than the happy facts of new grandchildren from your family. I hope that Helen is as surely recovered as it sounds, and happy in bringing up her babies in her beloved desert. Do give both the girls my best wishes for themselves and their little ones.
Mr. Bailey joins in heartiest thanks for your [ever?] new kindness to us.
We hope to spend delightful winter evenings with you in the Sierra this winter, for I gave your book to Mr. Bailey for Christmas, and it will recall golden memories of the days when we were there among the best of them, days when you were with us. We will never forget them!

Sincerely yours,

Florence Merriam Bailey.


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1913 Jan 23


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.

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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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