John Muir


[Daniel Muir, Jr]


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way serve yourself & box & send all the rest to Sarah, Care of D G Muir Portage. Do not pay the expressage on anything. &, what expense you are at debt to me or draw on Dave - I do not expect that Mr Suther- land will charge anything for store room. As they told me when I left that they would not be in the way & agreed to keep them for me Mrs S has the key of my trunk John Muir Yosemite Valley California (Via Coulterville)I hope that you will never allow yourself to be pinched for money again if I can get any for you. Farewell, I cannot come to you. I am bound to the mountains. but, anear or afar am ever yours in family love John Muir [4] [1871] Yosemite Nov 1stDear Brother M[illegible] I am glad to hear of your successes & comforts present, past, & prospective, but am sorry that you so much need money at a time that I cannot collect any for you. You might have had three or four hundred now if you had let me know sooner. I have written at least three letters to you ere I recd this one relative to the hundred dollar note. I think that you are right about co[illegible]ating. I will now be spending money without making much, as I have commenced the work of making a book for the Boston Academy of Sciences on the Ancient Glacial System of the Merced, wh will occupy my time for several years. Still I will make a few dollars in summer [1]



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[1871] Nov 1


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