Louie Strentzel Muir
209 West 56 Street New York June 13/03 My dear Mrs Muir. I had counted on seeing your husband which here even in his last flight through and am greatly disappointed. It is no common occurrence for him to be so near us. I was in northern New York but showed have made a grand effort to get back If I had known the date of his departure. At [seventy-four] from one does not feel safe to lose the visit of a dear and distant friend. I trust you continue to have good news of him. I go to day to the museum of Nat- [natural] history to see what [ ] [ ] [ ] I can get of him here. Last summers excursion in the Sierras was the aftermath of joy in a long life and it comes back to me after and often like a memory of Indian summer days. Only like Indian summer days that come on the spring, so long and joyous and jolly all were. I [ ] of course know that dear Helen’s letter of May 15 got hid away and mailed on June 5. Which she, I trust, was [off] [as] it indicated her [plan], in the mountains. What good times the [ ] [ladies] of California [do] have in their outings and unrestrained life in the open air. And nobody could enjoy it more than Wanda and Helen did last year. Will you kindly [mail] this on to your daughter that she may know why her loved letter of so long ago was not answered. What a glorious trip your husband is having, and who could more enjoy it than he. Around the world! That used to seem so much more than today [when] “Around the World in eighty days” is not an imagination. While the ones who had [ ] done it in [three] years or less was [ ] an object to be looked at. A sort of Capt. Cook. I Imagine you always busy and happy in your beautiful home surrounded by flowers and [ ] and hills. Often I recall the day I had the good fortune to [find] [under] your roof and am always sincerely yours. J.S. Merriam
New York, NY
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Merriam, J. V., "Letter from JV Merriam to Mrs. Muir [Louie Strentzel Muir], 1903 Jun 13" (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6759.
1903 Jun 13 JV Merriam to Mrs Muir
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