Katie M. Graydon


John Muir


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Strawberries - currants, goose- berries - raspberries, black berries, apples, pears peaches, grapes, and melons, besides our vegetables. We have a splendid orchard, it is young, but it is bearing a good deal this summer. I think you would not know it out by our house now, at all. We are nearly in the city limits, and it has grown very rapidly. We expect aunt Kate and Janet home next week or the week after. Aunt Julia and Charles stay until October. School begins in about two weeks. I am going to the High School, and not the University where Janet 00608will go. I am so sorry not to be with Janet, but it is so far from our house that I never could get there in time in the mornings, unless I would stay with aunt Kate. I have been away from home so much in winter that I want to try and stay at home this winter. I have just finished "Dombey & Son", Have you ever read it? I liked it [underlined: very] much. I am reading "Rob Roy" now. I have not read near as much this vacation as I wanted to. I thought I would read "Bancroft's History of the United States", but it is so long and I did not get started in time to finish it.


Elm Knoll, [Ind?]

Date Original

1872 Aug 20


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0879

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