Sarah [Muir Galloway]
00746  San Francisco April 23d, 1877My dear Sister Sarah, To thee I give & bequest this old gray quill with which I have written every word of my first book, knowing as I do your predele[illegible]tion for curiosities. I can hardly remember its origin, but I think it is one that I picked up on the Mountains, fallen from the wing of a gray Eagle; but possibly it may be only a pinion feather of some tame old gray goose, & my love of truth compels me to make this unpoetical statement. The book that has flower from its whittled [ nib?] is however as wild as any that has ever appeared in these tame civilized days.
San Francisco, [Calif]
1877 Apr 23
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 27 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0525
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