Creator

Mary Muir Hand

Creator

Mary [Muir Hand]

Recipient

[John Muir]

Transcription

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you and you might be interested in looking at.
We were sorry to know from our daily paper that Congress has granted to San Francisco a right to the water of Hetch Hetchy valley and knowing how you opposed the petition we at least partly realize your disapppointment - as

Dec 29 1913

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My dear brother

John,

May the New Year bring you happiness is your sister Mary's wish for you.
No doubt your Christmas was a merry one if the day was spent with a daughter and grandsons. Either daughter and her sons and all their merriment would be happiness

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to you. if you were present with them - and were all together - a goodly company you would be - so to numbers I could not do as well for we have only three grandchildren. I am hoping you could take the christmas time for rest and pleasure - or were you so occupied at your desk that all the day was given to your manuscripts and notes?
We all know you are a very busy man. and a wise man and good and an authority often quoted by scholars, a man your sister is proud of and would be most happy to see again. And I do believe I now have some pictures we might be proud to show



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it was said and known that from other sources that city could as well have been supplied or rather might be supplied. What destruction a great reservoir will make in its floodings
How could Congress consent to it?
We have just been reading your description of Hetch Hetchy in the big book

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"Picturesque California" that you gave me when with you in your home I greatly prize that book. And enjoy all of your books that we have read.
I sent a New Year greeting to Wanda - but did not know Helen's address. Should you see or write to your Helen soon please give her compliments and good wishes from me.
May I hear from you sometime soon?

Affectionately

Sister Mary

Dec. 29th.

1913

Kearney, Nebr.


Location

Kearney, Neb.

Date Original

1913 Dec 29

Source

Original letter dimensions: 15.5 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir21_1096-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1096

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Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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4 pages

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