[John Muir]


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


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011393and when we went to the top of the mountain we were hungry & the man gave us a good dinner & we looked off the top of the mountain & saw many beautiful waterfalls & trees & snow & rocks. & then we climbed up the side of another mountain & when we were climbing up papa saw the marks of a bears foot & then Mamma was afraid but papa said the bear is only looking for berries & will not bite. I then we told the man about the bear & the man said that an Indian saw the bear about half an hour before. & Mamma was afraid when she was picking flowers for baby. & papa has many stories to tell baby & he & Mamma ar coming home tomorrow


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1884 Jul 16


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0114

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Page 4


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