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Erwin & White Grocers and Produce Dealers Honey Grove, Texas, Nov 1st 1890 Dear Auntie. The sad news of uncle’s death has just received and how deeply we all sympathize [with] you and cousin Louie. It was such a shock for we knew nothing of his illness. Yet at his matured years we should not have been surprised. I wish, dear Auntie, I could be with you and in some way show my appreciation of yours and uncle’s kindness. Uncle was so good so kind to me. I wish I could say something to comfort you but I know your comfort must come from Him, whose love supports us in such trials and from those dear little ones. How unfortunate Wanda is sufficienty old to remember her grandfathers affection, for he was so devoted. Auntie wont you spend this winter, or a part, with us you don’t know what joy it would give us. Any time you will say I will gladly come for you. Should you feel my being with you could assist you or add to your comfort one little bit, I will come. I think we will have a most delightful winter and it would be greatly to your benefit to come to Texas and know Auntie we all love you so fondly what pleasure it would give us to have you with us. Mama is not at home and the sad news has not reached her. She went to the western relatives in answer to a message saying one of the little ones is sick. Papa sends his love and deepest sympathy as do all members of the family. Wishing Gods greatest blessing on you all, I am Devotedly Eva


Honey Grove, TX

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1890 Nov 1 Eva to Auntie

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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