[letterhead]Dear Mr Muir,You see that at last the Avenells are in the Canadian woods. having delightful cool days with sunshine everywhere. And the nights are wonderful indeed, the stars reflect in the great waters & the moon makes its own pathway almost from shore to shore.So often as I look across the05256
broad St. Lawrence I wonder about your wanderings up & down the Amazon.Do hurry up and write very full accounts of that thrilling trip. I want so to hear all about it!Your last two letters reached me, one here, the other when I was in the Adirondacks. & I was mighty glad to have news of you.Somehow you have filled me with [illegible] spirit for trees[letterhead]& growing leaves & blossoms & with a [guilty?] feeling of growing appreciation. I "take to the woods" almost naturally, you see!September will find us back in Rochester again. [Then?] we hope to hear from you. Mother adds her love to mine. We miss you. come East05256
again soon - [illegible] come to us -Faithfully your friendBetty AverellAugust 19th
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.
Averell, Betty, "Letter from Betty Averell to John Muir, [1912 ?] Aug 19." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6336.
Reel 20, Image 1211
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