Mary M[errill] Graydon
288 Central Ave., [Indianapolis],
June 14th, '96.
My dear Mr. Muir:
You wrote Kate a note before leaving Martinez, which she did not receive for a week as she boards in Berkeley, not Oakland. Please remember that, on your return, as she expects a message from you then which will bring her right up. She, poor girl, was left lamenting - she did not see you.
As you go or as you come you must make us a visit. Don't pass us by again. Your charming notes do not take the place of a visit: We must see you to have some stimulating conversation, and I want to have you and my brother, who is here now, to breakfast. You must come, for I never can forget your affectionate interest in my Kate, and I appreciate your expressing it.
Indianapolis wants to see you too, for you have many friends here. One young man told me the pleasantest evening he ever spent was here with you. We will look for you during June - couldn't you telegraph when you leave New York? If you forget my number just Indianapolis will reach me.
My family is small. The boy is in the South. Jessy sailed on the 11th for Europe with Charlie Merrill and wife, but Merrill [Moores] and Charles [Moores] are around, and Miss Eliza [Hendricks] and Mr. Jackson survive.
Come right up from the depot, take Central Ave. car at station and get off at 7th street.
Gratefully and most truly your friend,
Mary M. Graydon
1896 Jun 14
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Graydon, Mary Merrill, "Letter from Mary M[errill] Graydon to John Muir, 1896 Jun 14." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 777.
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