Creator

J. E. Calkins

Recipient

Wolfe, Linnie Marsh

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18 would have called supper. I am quite sure it was our second evening there. There were lamb chops and a half pint of California claret. I am sure that I accurately remember that Mr. Muir touched neither of those extraordinaries. They were provided in deference to the possible preferences of his guests. He thought it probable that we usually ate meat, and possible that we drank wine at dinner, but he was altogether too delicately minded to inquire about our likings, so he simply served those items and let us take our course. If there is any finer strain of hospitality I have missed it. While I cannot recall the menu in detail I do remember that every meal was a pleasant occasion, and that we were never in haste to leave the table. From appearances mere eating of food was a minor function in Mr. Muir's regimen* As he talked he mechanically crumbled up more bread than he ever atej} "/ SESLo^j*aaM»g*„;bread -,se m and* e-of its finest flowering. In^that day we had only white broad; none of the many brands of brown bread wc have today had boon thought of, but if he had had all of them to choose-''frora it is doubtful if he would have cared which he had so long as i>''was friable enough to crumble easily. I asked him once y^ fcife&ary^afa&lieiS -what kind ofbread he preferred to cut up and dry and carry in *%■ his bread bag when Ks went ranging among his blessed, mountains. "Just bread 69/n.

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unknown

Circa Date

[1941-1945]

Date Digital

2016

Page Number

19

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text

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MSS048 Vb.7

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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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