Mr. Mrs. Bailey
(Original in possession of Mrs. Florence Merrian Bailey)
Martinez, Dec. 24, 1908
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bailey:
Your good New Year wishes make me glad, and I wish you the same with all my heart.
Have you collected any telling specimens from the New Mexican fossil forests you mention, or have you written anything about them? I wish I could have been with you to compare these old trees with those of Arizona.
I felt lonesome not seeing Dr. Merriam this year, and Helen and I mourned our grand old Uncle James. Helen is getting well, but she will remain with Van Dykes on the desert another year at least.
Several weeks ago I sent some nuts, etc., hoping they might reach you by New Year.
(Signed) JOHN MUIR
1908 Dec 24
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Mr. Mrs. Bailey, 1908 Dec 24." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5606.
Reel 17, Image 1095
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