Emily O. Pelton


[John Muir]


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01059[4]be sure to do so as it is not an easy trip in the stage. Thanks for your new years greeting. I am quite well, and never came out of a long term of school feeling better than I did this fall. I hear frequently from my eastern friends and Jessie is at home now feeling quite well excepting that her throat gives her some trouble as it did when here. Byron [Hewitt?] is still at P. du Chin, and is happy in having a little girl to brighten his home. She is their only child and is nearly a year old now. Uncles family are urging me to come home to them in Englewood in the Spring, and I think some of going. Mr Knox has grown old rapidly in the last few years. and is far from well. Come and[1]Brownsville Yuba Co Cal. Jan 6th 1882Dear old friend a happy new year. It has been months since I heard of you by the papers and still many months more since I saw your familliar handwriting. How are you? and where? Busy at home perhaps, with writing and wife and baby. Perhaps busy climbing — I shall be glad to know. Don’t say “I wrote you last for I have written you“ since I heard from you last winter or spring. I am requested by Mrs Knox to write and remind you of a promise once made her [in margin: see us my dear friend. Yours sincerely Emily - I expect to go to Chico in the coming month.]


Brownsville, Yuba Co., Cal.

Date Original

1882 Jan 6


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0780

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