1419 Taylor St. San Francisco; May 5th, 1878.Dear Strentzels, I got slowly & safely back, in time to see the Swetts off for Shasta. A boat arrived at the Martinez wharf just as the Doctor got me down. I went aboard, but was turned back by a guardian angel, in the form of a black whickered [ man?] who informed me in time that his boat went to Sacramento. The right craft came at 5 o’clock. Helen left this morning, & the house is in everyway most [illegible]fully dull, & I wont stay in it, will go into the woods, perhaps about [illegible], will see more trees. Helens life [illegible] very beautifully about the cherries. The granite blossoms dame down in fine bush condition. I go in about two weeks to my regular summers work, In the mountain dont feel like writing, & will go for 8 or 10 days anywhere, I will not forget your kindness[in margin: Very Truly your friend John Muir]
1419 Taylor St. San Francisco, [Calif]
1878 May 5
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 31.5 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0804
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