[John Muir]


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


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[4]night. The trees are very tall, some of them about three hundred feet high & very beautiful with glossy green branches & brown cones. & beneath the trees there are many kinds of bushes the [spruces?], two speces are very handsome one with white - & the other with purple flowers. The one with white flowers is very delicate & feathery & fifteen or twenty feet high. Then there is a charming little rose mixed in with them & lots of hazle bushes, with nuts on them & raspberry & blackberry bushes loaded with fruit & we ate lots of them & lots of huckleberry bushes with nice smooth red berries ripe now & juicy But the [salal?] berries are black & they are the most abundant of all. The bushes are not very high the highest only abut as high as your head & most


Seattle, W[ashington] T[erritory]

Date Original

1888 Aug 1


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 15.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 1104

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Page 4


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