[Annie] Wanda [Muir]
00192[in margin: your little sister & I will not forget to bring you something]black nose. I was startled at first & said Hulou Old fellow What are you doing here. Then up he jumped [stricken word] & stood like a man & looked at me with his cunning eyes & held out his arms & spread his claws & big paws. Then I saw that he was chained & I gave him an apple & he ate it up then I ventured to walk close up to him & pat him on the head as if he were a dog then he took my hand in his mouth as if he meant to bit it off & he did bit in a little but I jerked it away before he could get a good hold. The old muggins seemed to be half in fun & half in earnest about his biting. Be a good girl & take good care of #9182
Victoria, B. C.
1888 Jul 23
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.
Reel 05, Image 1072
The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html
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.
John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle