Creator

J. E. Calkins

Recipient

Wolfe, Linnie Marsh

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and so should rest for the good long day we should have on the morrow, we were shown, candle in hand, to a roomy, airy upper ohamber, without a fireplace, or a family portrait, or any other effort at interior decoration, but with simple comfortable furnishings, the chief of these being a huge, old, high-post bedstead, capped off with a Gargantuan feather bed that looked to be unscalable without a ladder. By all visible evidence it was one of the old corded beds that were in vogue a hundred years back; no springs; but we did not miss them. Mr. Muir, whose ever-preferred bed chamber was the starlit open air, went to his repose on a aot/ on the flat roof of a west side porch, or bay window, and Helen slept in a small tent that was guyed fast on some similar flat area above the front door. The sleeping arrangements of the family were elementally simple, like ^f£ the rest of its equipment for living* But this elimination of the needless was not carried to absurd extremes; when light or fire was wanted matches were used, not flint and steel. John Muir had a fine sense of the practical. It was the very next morning — there had been only that first evening and then this first morning in which our measure could be taken:— that I was conducted upstairs, to a large and relatively empty room, Mr. Muir's workshop. Explicitly details are not remembered; only the impression that it

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unknown

Circa Date

[1941-1945]

Date Digital

2016

Page Number

9

Type

text

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Resource Identifier

MSS048 Vb.7

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Keywords

John Muir, biography, reminiscence, colleagues, contemporaries, archives, special collections, University of the Pacific, California, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, history, naturalist

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