Emily O. Pelton


[John Muir]


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00911[4]I hope to make your wife’s acquaintance some time so why not introduce her to me in the way just mentioned. What has become of the book that was to come out last year! Mrs Jenks – “Aunt [illegible] asked me its title not long since and I could not tell her. The best of good wishes for you and yours from your sister Emily O [Pelton?]. Mrs Drake from Strawberry sends congratulations with your Bolinas friends. I have not heard from Aunt Sena since writing her you were to be married. It will be quite a surprise to her.[1]Bolinas [Main?] Co Cal April 29th, 1880Dear Brother JohnI was reminded today by the receipt of a nice package of cake and flowers for which remembrance many thanks, that you had been married two weeks, and I now think that you can bestow a few moments from your “honeymoon upon one of your old friends”. So I am going to have a one-sided chat with you. Firstly [then?] My heartiest congratulations for yourself and bride.


Bolinas, Marin Co., Cal.

Date Original

1880 Apr 29


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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