Katharine Gorrill


John Muir


[2]and your interest in the little t[illegible] most precious possession. She is a joy from morning until night and Will and I are two very happy people. Truly hope that we can prove to be the parents that we want to be.Now about your gift - I want to get some thing[1]Dear Mr MuirYou certainly are a fairy godfather! To think of you sending our baby another of those bright gold pieces - well - I don't know just what I can say that will tell you how much I appreciate your kindness04906 [3]that she can use and keep always so my plan is this - to buy a high chair which she needs and will use every day with half of the money and some thing with the other half that she can treasure always as coming from you.When we have any more good pictures of her you shall have one so that you can see her progress in this happy world.Will joins me in my thanks and appreciation and together we wish you the happiest of New Years. Ever sincerely Katharine Gorrill 2725 [Dwight?] Way.


[Berkeley, Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 19, Image 1028

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