Snowing & winter seems to have come, but my winter will be a short one this year. As on the 19th of November I am sailing for Egypt to take a trip up the Nile. A dear friend of mine has invited me to go as her guest. So you see I am bound. My eyes will not see such glories as yours discover for they are not as developed to the wonders of Gods world. but I know there will be many beauties
Dear Mr Muir
You were sadly missed in Island Park after you left us last August & often since you have been in my thoughts & I have wished for another of the quiet [house?] like [illegible] we passed together when the Great Tetons were our distant neighbors & the great meadows our friends. Here today it has been
that I can appreciate. [Beth?] is as busy as a bee & [enjoying?] the [Studie?] [work?]. She has written to you I know. She & Billie are to have a home together this winter which will be a great pleasure to them both. Mrs Harriman I have not seen since we parted at Arden Station on September 8th but next week before sailing I expect to be in New York for a few days. Has there been any recent developments in Hetch-Hetchy matters? Soon after [reaching?] home I thought matters looked dark, but of late I have seen nothinh in our papers on the subject. I so hope all your labors may be rewarded & the beautiful valley saved from distruction Don't come East while I am away. But do come in the spring when I am here & when the flowers & trees are blooming. Always love to you dear Mr Muir from your friend
 Oct 31
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.
Averell, Blossom, "Letter from Blossom Averell to John Muir,  Oct 31." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4147.
Reel 21, Image 0948
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