Florence Merriam Bailey


John Muir


[2]Mifflin Company might have to print an emergency edition to fill the gap - which they [illegible] [illegible] loath to do. I have been bringing the [book?] up to the 1910 edition of the A.O.U. check list in no[illegible]elature and [ranges?], and hope that it will be a better tool to the young workers.I was greatly interested, some months ago, to get the letters you wrote my Father from the Yosemite, after his visit there. I suppose they were published in the Tribune but I have not found copies of them.[1]1834 KALORAMA ROAD,WASHINGTON, D.C.Feb. 8, 1914.My dear Mr. Muir;I am almost ashamed to write you after enjoying your Christmas box all these weeks in silence. But my reason is one that you will [illegible]ertain charitably, I hope. I have been working day and night on a [version?] of my H[illegible] of Birds, knowing that if I stopped to attend to the affairs of life the Houghton 05703

[3]What wonderful years those were that you spent in that grand country, alone in the mountains d[illegible]ering their history!Mr. Burroughs was in Washington not long ago on his way to the Everglades, and he spoke of seeing you on your return from Africa. I wonder if we shall have a book telling of what his other [men?] has seen.I should be glad to hear of the well-being of Helen and here babies. It seems a most beneficent outcome of her desert life. She was a [illegible] girl and she has her [reward?]. Tell her please that I always think of her with affectionate interest. Wanda and her little family it is good to know of, too.With hearty, [illegible] [tardy?], thanks for your kindly thought of us, and hoping that we may see you here again, Sincerely yours,Florence Merriam Bailey.


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1914 Feb 8


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0155

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