Florence Merriam Bailey
not heard from her. I do not know whether it reached her.Mr. Bailey gave me Stickeen for Christmas and we enjoyed reading it aloud, thinking of the camp fire in the Sierra where you told us the story. How we did enjoy your being with us![letterhead]January 26, 1910.My dear Mr. Muir:"And the box of nuts and raisins from Mr. Muir!" was the announcement again this year.Don't you think you are too good to us?
When friends drop in of an evening, before they go we gather around our wood fire and have a feast.. Such beautiful white nuts! - such as we never see here.Mr. Bailey was in the field four months this year - mostly in Montana and Oregon. He had a day in San Francisco,and said the thing he wanted to do most, was to go and see you; but he could not, then.How I wish you would come east and see us all!Some time ago I sent Helen - by way of Houghton, Mifflin - Sted[illegible] Anthology, addressing it to Daggett. As I have
We are enjoying his articles in Scribner. The museum here is getting a remarkable collection. Once now, let me thank you for the California nuts and raisins - for them themselves, and for thememories they bring of by camp fires and glorious mountains made doubly glorious by your presence.Mr. Bailey would send his heartiest greetings [were he in?].Do give my love to Wanda
and Helen.Sincerely yours,Florence Merriam Bailey.Tell Buel to send list of trees etc he wantsDarling Helen I got home at 7. AM Saturday - Found all well except Maggie who has the Grippe but is getting better. If you have not written to Mrs. Bailey do so.Ever yours[letterhead]We are glad to hear that you had a trip to the Yosemite this year, and that Mr. Taft had [some?] [one?] to show him the glories.It is good that Mr. Roosevelt is having such a big rest and that he will be home soon.
Washington, D. C.
1910 Jan 26
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Bailey, Florence Merriam, "Letter from Florence Merriam Bailey to John Muir, 1910 Jan 26." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4930.
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