75 West Rutland square,
December 17, 1913
My dear Lover-of-Nature;
May I thank you most heartily for your kind message concerning your playground and prayground? I appreciate it deeply, especially at this season when the harmony of things is peculiarly close. In your California flowers bloom; here in Massachusetts branches are bare but the message that they bring to me is as divine as are your flowers that I love so well....
I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed the storyof your boyhood and youth; it is here on my desk -a borrowedcopy and only last evening I came to the story of thelittle frozen squirrel with his peck of wheat; also, the swimming episode which I doubly appreciated because I, too, was told to consider the frogs and how they swam...
I send you my heartiest greetings of the Christmas season. May yours be a very beautiful one. May the new year bring a wealth of beauty, also.
This is the greeting of a girl-a year-out-of-college girl who has struck the writer's trail and who is gathering all the joy of the march.
Respectfully and faithfully,
1913 Dec 17
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Pomeroy, Eleanor, "Letter from Eleanor Pomeroy to John Muir, 1913 Dec 17." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4189.
Reel 21, Image 1079
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