Emily O. Pelton


[John Muir]


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[2]Long may you live to enjoy the richest of Heavens blessings. You quite surprised me in the dispatch made in making yourself a married man. though I was looking for the news in your Last, sooner or later. I was sorry not to see you when I was in the city the first of April. I can hardly think I was so unsettled in my mind as to write you that I was coming to F[illegible] the week you looked for me which was spent in B’ville. I arrived in Oakland the 31st of Mar. and spent one day at Mr Gibsons leaving the 3d Apr. But it is not to be wondered[3]that you should get things confused about that time. No doubt that the days did rush by in a strange manner and if your friend [Brown?] will excuse you for sending him out to 1827 [Market?] Street on a fruitless errand — why I am willing. But I have not quite forgiven you for not letting me see nor hear from you in all that time and don’t believe I shall till that picture of yours comes with one of Mrs J Muir. though I hardly dare hope for the latter but should appreciate it much more than the one you sent me last – and prize it too.


Bolinas, Marin Co., Cal.

Date Original

1880 Apr 29


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0135

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