Emily O. Pelton


[John Muir]


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[2]to give a lecture for the benefit of the Knoxdale Institute which is established here. They will pay you expenses up and back if you will give the lecture. The Institute is not in as thriving a condition as could be wished and it is thought a few lectures by eminent men will be beneficial to the cause by bringing the school before the public and by pleasing the parents and pupils. So come if you can and bring the wife and baby which will please all of your friends in this vicinity. Let us know when you can be here sooner or later whicever it maybe. We are having a warm sunny day, have had no cold [3]weather this winter.Your old friend E O Pelton.It seemed a little odd a half hour after writing the above, that a letter from you should be handed me. We have discussed you frequently in the past three weeks and [I wonder?] if your ears burned the last evening of the old year – for then I was being urged quite strongly by one of the Prof’s here to write you about lecturing here, but I hesitated as it is winter and a good ways from your home. Mrs Knox wishes me to say that if you will let them know when you can come – this winter next Spring or Summer – they will meet you in Marysville. So if you bring your wife and baby you must


Brownsville, Yuba Co., Cal.

Date Original

1882 Jan 6


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0782

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