Jennie T. Hendricks
presence. You brought such a new and beautiful out door life into our mother's room. I feel like thanking you for the pleasure you and your books gave these two who are now in a far more beautiful world than this. In a most interesting letter from Margaret Henderson who visited your home, I was introduced to your wife and charming daughters. Will you please remember me most kindly to them. Mr Hendricks joins me in wishing to be affectionately remembered to you
Jennie T. Hendricks
My Dear Mr. Muir
The receiving of your delightful book, with its Christmas greetings has filled our May with a bit of holiday cheer. By some mischance the copy you kindly intended for me was left at the home of Mrs. T. A. Hendricks. She was absent and did not return until the winter had passed.
The welcome, your gift received was non the less hearty because of the delay in receiving it. I do most sincerely thank you for remembering me and I value, more highly than I can express your vividly told story of "Our National Parks". Mr Hendricks and I have a little cottage in the woods on Lake Michigan about thirteen miles from Petosky. Each year we learn to love more truly the beautiful trees and the wonderful, ever changing lake. The rare sunsets and the sweet
restful charm of the place. Some day I trust you may be an honored guest in this cottage by the lake. I know, through your eyes, we would see new beauties and discover by your aid, fresh delights. When my husband and I visit as I much wish to do- these wonderful parks, your book will be our chosen guide and interpreter. I have often thought of your last visit to our home Our mother and sister Eliza were made very happy by your
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.
Hendricks, Jennie T., "Letter from Jennie T. Hendricks to John Muir, [1902?] May." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4676.
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