Florence M[erriam] Bailey


John Muir



not? Come and see it - and us - in May and write a poem on - the Potomac woods. We'll show you something worth while out of doors there, [if?] it is [illegible] [East?] of the Rockies. With our heartiest thanks and best wishes for the New Year for you and yours,

Sincerely yours, Florence M. Bailey


1834 Kalorama Ave

Jan. 16, 1901.

My dear Mr. Muir:

When Mr. Bailey came home the other night he stoped at the kitchen and my maid ran out and called me so excitedly that I thought he must have brought the 'possum' he had been threatening to have for dinner. Imagine



my astonishment when I found, not a possum, but a whole big box of raisins! And such perfectly luscious ones! You have given us a winter's feast. And we hear that there are more of the delicious nuts you sent us last year. You certainly are a sure 'nuff Santa Claus!


We will feel that we have you with us as we eat them, but would that you could really sit by our hearth and tell camp fire yarns. Is Washington such an every day sort of a place that you can stay away from it just as easily as


[Washington, D. C.]

Date Original

1901 Jan 16


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0575

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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