Mary [Muir]


[John Muir]


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[2]good. I really wonder if it will ever be that we will meet again. I cannot imagine how it would seem to have you here with us. I could show you some pictures that I have made but I often wonder what you would think of my work. I wonder if you would be disappointed in it and I wonder if you would be pleased with it and all my wondering is vain and amounts to no good – for you never see any of it. But if there is any one in the world that I should like to please it would be and [underlined: is] you – for no one has done more to help me [3]to what I am and [underlined: can do] than your own dear self - and I shall go on doing my very best – because it is duty to do so – and because I owe it to [underlined: you] to do so. I enjoy my work and do not tire of it any more than a natural time when I do too much which is not very often. Yes – I am taking care of my health – at least I am alwas well – But your little sermon is a good warning and is appreciated whether your preaching tendency is from a “solemn old ancestor” or a merry one - I [underlined: did enjoy] your “Ouzel article” very much


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1878 May 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0828

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Page 2


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