Emily P. Wilson
593 Sycamore St.
March 20th 1902
John Muir - Martinez
Your bountiful - beautiful remembrance reached us yesterday and we spent the evening in the mountains with you Dr. As well as myself enjoyed the reading - a portion of the long letter, and we give you hearty thanks for pleasure received and the big store ahead for a number of evenings to come. I have been so long from my beloved mountains that it seemed good to get back to them again.
I could almost smell the pines and see the lizards darting here and there. How beautiful must be the [illegible]nothus, the lovely blue ones near Brownsville now. I was so glad to see your Wanda - and only wish I could see her bright young face frequently. She must resemble her mother as she did not remind me of you. Doctor Wilson and I once made an effort to visit you, missed the boat - and finally did not get off on the later train. Now my husband is too feeble to even get down town. but we hope you will get to Oakland in the near future, and we will be very glad to meet
you again, and make the acquaintance of your wife. I think your memory wonderfully good to call up the names of people about the old [Wendell?] I had forgotten the [Grogans?] Do you remember the bed that used to tip you out early in the morning! I wonder if you can recall to mind Miss [Choffee?] A letter from her quite recently tells me she is living in [Sancasta?] and seventy eight years old - Yes those days in Pairie du Chien are far far away- Come and see us when you can and with thank again for your books I am sincerely yours
Emily P. Wilson
1902 Mar 20
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Wilson, Emily P., "Letter from Emily P. Wilson to John Muir, 1902 Mar 20." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4628.
Reel 12, Image 0283
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