and view can not be obstructed — so you see I still have my mountains and shall have a dear home, smaller of course but just as beautiful in a short time — only it will seem tiny after the five acres I was used to, and let me assure you that should I be fortunate enough to ever Mar 8 1914Beloved John Muir:Before this, I hope the box of oranges reached you in fairly good condition. I am a little fearful because they were sent about the time of the heavy rains and may have had to wait until they05721
[dried?] up" in my home [illegible], has sold and now [we?] are building near [illegible] High School so my [daugher?] can have [advantage?] of nearness to [her?] school. it is a [very?] pleasant location, [nice?] neighborhood and beautiful view of the mountains I loved so well,
have you come then, I should consider it doubly dear. The number is 95 North Bonnie Ave. that name ought to be of some attraction to you, and I assure you my home will be "bonnie" too. I trust your health is good and will so continue.I had the satisfaction05721
last Thursday of seeing and hearing Helen Keller. She has always seemed most remarkable to me, and when I saw and heard her, she seemed rather "uncanny" — but one of the wonders of our modern life - I am so thankful I amnot wonderful!Our days are very warm now almost like summer; hope you are getting benefit of some of it too.With kindest regardsI am cordiallyyour FriendAugusta AckinsonMarch 8[th?] - 1914.
1914 Mar 8
Original letter dimensions: 13.5 x 23 cm.
Ackinson, Augusta, "Letter from Augusta Ackinson to John Muir, 1914 Mar 8." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6514.
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