Charles [A.] Keeler
Ridge Road and Highland Place,
August 11, 1900.
My dear Mr. Muir:
Ever since our return from the country I have been hoping for an opportunity to go to Martinez to see you, but you will understand why it has been impossible when I tell you that on Thursday night we had a little daughter born. It lived only a few hours, having cone two months before time. Of course it has been a great disappointment to us, but I am happy to say that Louise is doing very well and looks forward to a speedy recovery.
It was so thoughtful of you to send me the clipping from the Dial. We read your beautiful article on the wild flowers of the Yosemite and enjoyed it greatly. Perhaps it will be possible when the home life is more quiet to run up to Martinez for a day, or when Louise is stronger we might both find our way there.
With sincere regards to Mrs. Muir and the girls, believe me,
1900 Aug 11
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Keeler, Charles A., "Letter from Charles [A.] Keeler to John Muir, 1900 Aug 11." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4295.
Reel 11, Image 0301
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