Marion Randall Parsons
May 29 1914Dear Mr. Muir:Mr. Colby bought me your letter enclosing the check for one hundred dollars. It was most thoughtful and kind of you to send it, but indeed it is far too much for the little work I have done. I never expected to be paid for it, for I was as interested that it was a great pleasure. If you wish it to be that way, however, I still owe you work, and want to finish it. Can't you come and stay with me for a week or two and bring the manuscript? A taxi would bring you to the door and Frances and I would do our best05757
many true friends he had who knew his true worth and loved him.Thank you again for your kindness and your friendship. I hope that you will decide to come to me for it would be a pleasure and a comfort to have you.Always faithfully yoursMarion Randall Parsons.Mosswood RoadBerkely, CalMay 29th 1914 to make your comfortable. I could easily spare some hours a day for typing though there is so much to be done that keeps me here at present.Mr. Colby is very anxious for me to go to the mountains with the club. I don't know whether they would bring me sorrow or comfort just now, but I feel that I would like to please Mr. Colby if I can, for next to me I think he grieves most deeply. He and Mrs. Colby have been wonderfully good to me.I have been wanting for days to try to thank you for the beautiful letter you wrote me about [Edward?]. It has been a great comfort in this time of sorrow to learn how
1914 May 29
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.
Parsons, Marion Randall, "Letter from Marion Randall Parsons to John Muir, 1914 May 29." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6552.
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