N. D. Stebbins


John Muir


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[4]the precinct of Montecito. We have no PO in this precinct. I am not strong enough to ramble about much. I wished for your opinion last summer while I was visiting some of the canons in the upper part of S.B. Valley. It is said there are no evidences of the action of glaciers below Monterey in this State. I imagined I saw something that looked like it in New Annie Canon. [illegible] [illegible] Ranch — I would be delighted to see you and learn more of your adventures & [illegible] in what we both feel so enthusiastically about & [illegible] [illegible] of it – if we are called Mountaineers. I have often longed to be with you. How much I wished to be with you when at Alaska – I am nearly an old 79 [illegible]. It is hard work for me to give up the struggle. [illegible] [illegible]. I don’t know now when I shall visit San Francisco[in margin: I may this fall or early winter Wehenever I do I hope to see you. Give my warmest [regards?] to Mrs. Muir Yours truly N.D. Stebbing]—[1]Santa Barbara Cal. June 21/80My dear friend John MuirToday I was more than pleased to have a letter put into my hands which had your autograph attached to it. Some weeks since at one of my calls on a lady friend nearby in conversation your name came up. They said the lady I saw a notice in a ‘paper’ that Mr. Muir was married. That opened my [illegible]. I [illegible] you saying that you loved the mountains & you believed that they loved you. The question arose in my mind [illegible] he got [illegible] from his old loves? I’ll see had wrote to Mr Carr & enquired about your whereabouts - & status! Only a few days [since?] I received an answer confirming the news – glorious news too I intended before this to have written to you &


Santa Barbara, Cala.

Date Original

1880 June 21


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0217

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