Creator

J. E. Calkins

Recipient

Wolfe, Linnie Marsh

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was a granf, spacious, quiet place, ideal for the business of framing matchless phrases for the gratifying of mountain appetite in poor town- bound folk. It was roomy enough to house the gatherings and outgivings of a long and busy lifetime. Here, I opined, had been written those papers that had so captivated me, and I looked about me with something of awe and a full measure of reverence. I remember a few chairs, and a good sized fist top desk that stood against the west wall, between two windows. I think there must have been more pieces than these, but the thing that followed close upon ray entrance was so impressive that all details but these were blotted out. A devoted mountain student in long years of ^ exploring peaks and camons must inevitably come upon many interesting and curious things, worth retrieving for places in cabinfets or museums, and I had supposed that John Muir would be the very properest of all persons to make great spoil of such finds, but here I was to learn that he was a student, not a collector. A few nnot so wonderful concretions lay along the wall on the floor, along with other odd-shaped rocks, but I saw nothing remarkable in Oipt any of them, and Mr. Muir did mm notice them or mention them* I may have supposed that morning that he had lugged those specimens, with great labor, long miles from their sierra fastnesses, but now I think that these oddities were purely local; merely interesting bits Picked *P in the neighborhood, or 09/ /

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unknown

Circa Date

[1941-1945]

Date Digital

2016

Page Number

10

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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