[Melville B. Anderson]
May 8, 1913.
I was delighted to catch sight of you once more after returning from travels in South America & East Africa Had I known your address when I was in Naples last year I would have glad to visit you What a glorious time you must be enjoying in the Dante atmosphere of your beloved Florence. Your letter & Epistle were perfectly charming. I let Mrs Hooker, (who wrote "Wayfarers in Italy," read the "Epistle" & of course she found it delightful, for
she is a [glowing?] lover of Dante Land. She has just started for Europe with her daugher & adopted daughter & will be in Italy most of the summer probably. I gave her your address & made her promise to call on you. She is one of my very best friends. It was under her roof that I wrote "My Boyhood & Youth," part of which you have seen in the Atlantic. I'm sending you a copy of the little book by mail.
I haven't seen Francis Brown lately but hope to ere long. When are you coming home. I'm aching to see you God bless you dear friend
Ever affectionately yours
1913 May 8
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Melville B. Anderson], 1913 May 8." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3982.
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