M[ay] F. Benton
Dear Mr Muir
The address you desired is
Mrs Emily Wilson
593 Sycamore St. Oakland
Mrs Gaskell gave it me and said Mr Wilson had been paralized so he can scarcely walk. Mrs Gaskill wished herself and husband to be remembered to you. They wish you might call sometimes. Frequent illness and constant work make me seemingly neglectful of my duties so you must excuse the,
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delays in answering you. Though eighty six, mother has still to [bear?] her part of earning the daily living and it leaves us no time for visiting, or in fact leisure of any kind. Your girls will doubtless have the advantage of attending the University some day so we may hope to see you all then. Neither mother or I can use our eyes at night so we are just slowly and delightfully dipping into your work bit by bit.
M. F. Benton.
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm.
Benton, May F., "Letter from M[ay] F. Benton to John Muir, [ca. 1902] ." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4803.
Reel 12, Image 0899
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