Mary L. Hutchinson


John Muir


[3]and then a few days with a cane but now I can walk by myself but have to walk very slowly.The last few days were pretty hard, in the mountains but everyone was so kind that it made up for all the pain and fear of the trails. I must confess though that some of those trails did frighten me a good deal.If you ever come to Palo alto you must certainly let us know. We should all be very glad to see you. My Father came to California in the early seventies so perhaps you might have some old stories to relate to each other.Yes my brother and I both hope [1]Dear Mr. MuirYour kind letter and little book I received this morning. You do not know how much I appreciated them both.My long hours of waiting are gone but with the little book I will pass many hours of quiet reading when I do not have to be still- Thank you many times and for the thought that prompted the sending.I am very much better now. I was on crutches for three weeks and04377 [3]to me with you all on next year's trip. We certainly did enjoy our time with you this year. I even signed up for next year before I was off crutches.Again thanking you many many times for so remembering me and hoping to see you some time this yearBelieve meVery sincerely yoursMary L. Hutchinson1345 [Webster?] StPalo Alto.


Palo Alto [Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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