Anna E. B. Fries


John Muir


[4]a little change is what one needs after the grippe. Do come if you can for a week. We live very simply, & I have nothing but sincere hospitality to offer - but we think we have an ideal little home.Yours faithfullyAnna E B. FriesP.S. If you would p[illegible]ose our names to the Sierra Club President I would like it as a kindness - at least E[illegible] ought to be a member — AEBF.[1]1715 La Loma Ave.Berkeley, Calif.March 4-14.Dear Mr Muir,-May I tell you again how much we enjoyed our visit with you. And thank you once more for the books which we are so proud to possess. I should like to make a return & send you some books that I have translated (also I am not a creative writer, only a translator of the works of05719

[2]others) but on further thought it may be more considerate of me not to send them, since you may feel it an encumbrance to have to read them & they not in your line [at?] all. It is the biography of Ellen Hey, my great Swedish country woman, who is a revolutionary thinker on the subject of marriage & be[illegible]ing & upbringing of children —I wish you[3]would come & visit us soon. We live on the hillside at the very edge of a lovely canyon. it is almost as good as being in the country. The sun streams into the house & it is dry & warm; & the porch has a glass roof so that it is an ideal place for an in[illegible]. You would get well quicker here, & we would take good care of you without disturbing your writing. You could be alone all day - We hardly see a soul. And I revel in my solitude-


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1914 Mar 4


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0215

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