Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

Mina Merril

Transcription

[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (30)

Mina Merrill.
425 N. Capital Ave.,
[Indianapolis, Ind.] [Jan., '02]

Dear Mina Merrill:

You don't know how glad I am to get your New Year letter. Old days and present days are as one. I hear the kind and gentle and loving tones of your voice in it, and see you and your beloved sister as if I were beside you. Time and distance and geography, with the new people and changing conditions they beget, seem to have no effect on me. I know your natural sorrow and loneliness. You are lonely and yet not lonely, for your sister still lives with you in love, and with your other sister and brother and all your friends you must be of good cheer and go on doing whatever your hand finds to do, as if she were still with you in the flesh. God cheer and comfort you.

Yours ever the same,
J. M.02890(30)[First draft of letter, in note-book #59]

Location

[Martinez, Calif]

Source

Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir12_0157-trans.tif

File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0157

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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