V. Elizabeth Merriam


Louie Strentzel Muir


Twin Oaks Calif. Sept. 29 1901 My Dear Mrs. Muir: I am ashamed of myself for not writing to you before – And to tell you how much we [enjoyed] every moment of our stay with you. I’ve left Miss Hettells Tuesday morning – we stopped off for one day at Santa Barbara and visited the mission and the next day at Los Angeles. I met some friends there who insisted upon our stay in with them a day or so. I leave here tomorrow and will probably not get back to Miss Hettells before Friday. The doctor is now – I don’t know where but I expect to meet him tomorrow in Los Angeles. I shall need the rest cure [ ] tell Mr. Muir, as Lui done 8 years talking in the last ten days! Zenaida has gained 3 pounds and Dorothy 8 in the last 10 days. I am not going to be weighed! Would you? Give my love to all the dear ones. Tell Helen we simply had to take a ride on her dear Sante Fe before we left the state and are going back on it tomorrow. Goodby I hope our noisy caravan did not use you up. Tell Mr. Muir that the Doctor found some Indians Here – and a few baskets! Sincerely yours, V. Elizabeth Merriam


Twin Oaks, CA

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1901 Sept 29 V Elizabeth Merriam to Mrs Muir

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