Myra C. Marshall


John Muir



now, there's but one thing lacking - the presence of yourself in the enjoyment of its consumption. We have had many feasts of an evening this winter to remind us of you, intellectual feasts in the perusal of your two living books which we all love, and also your story in the Atlantic which we await with eagerness. As Bradford says, "how do you do it?"


Jan 23 1913


My dear Mr. Muir

Such a box of goodies as has arrived at the Marshall house! Everything good that dear old California produces is contained in those boxes - even the love of a dear friend. You certainly have out-generoused generosity itself and we thank you most heartily for everything.



"The time has come" as the Walrus said, "to speak of of many things," but the one most mportant and foremost is when are you coming for that long-promised visit to us?
We are having such a mild, delightful winter that I am sure all Californians would consider themselves lucky to be here with us. We are not having snowstorms here.
I have worn furs but one day this winter-now what do you think of that?
Why don't you come on to the Inauguration, and far more important, to the suffragists' parade on the third? We have your room in readiness, now won't you come?
With much love from all the Marshall family.

I am always sincerely,

Myra C. Marshall

January 23, 1913


[Washington, D. C.]

Date Original

1913 Jan 23


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

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