Jessica G. Allen
San Jose, May 31, 1879,
My dear Mr. Muir:
Your note was duly received last Wednesday evening -many thanks for your interest in my affairs.
We are chiefly occupying ourselves today trying to keep cool, the hot wave has reached us at last, and we are slowly, sizzling. Papa has gone to Placerville. We expect him home tonight. The rest of us are enjoying moderately good health. Miss Webster charges me to tell you that she will be in the city next Tuesday, at 600 Sutter, and hopes to see you soon thereafter, to fulfill your promise.
I hope Miss S[trentzel]'s good words will have the desired effect, and that Mrs. Lynch will give me the place.
The wee lassies bear Mr. Muir in very kind remembrance and fond love. If you are not going to start on your trip till the middle of June can't you come down and pay us a flying visit before you go?
If the spirit moves you in your travels to write, without hope of monetary reward, we, in fact I, should be glad to hear from you.
Hoping to see your face once more this summer, I remain,
Jessica G. Allen.
San Jose, [Calif]
1879 May 31
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 24 cm.
Allen, Jessica G., "Letter from Jessica G. Allen to John Muir, 1879 May 31." (1879). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 483.
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