Helen M. LeConte


John Muir


Berkeley, December 31st, 1912.Dear Mr. Muir:It argues that you are a fond Grandpapa as well as a writer of winder-books, when you remember the little children of your friends.They, through me, thank you so much for the lovely golden wheels that father and mother would not let them roll about.You will see that the good Scotch strain shows in the youngsters, inherited from both Grandmothers (Nisbet and Malcolm by name) when I tell you that they put the pretty playthings in their respective banks.We, the older ones, are very appreciative of the kind thought that comes with the valuable gift, and hope to use the gift for something permanent that the children in later years will be proud to connect with your name.A happy new year to you from the whole family, who join me in warmest greeting.sincerely,Helen M. LeConte[05336]


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1912 Dec 31


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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1557

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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