John Muir


John Muir


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[4]& the 12 pins of Connemara they had strange adventures sometimes reduced to starvation fare & perishing cold but never a days illness.Promising prentices for John Muir the mountaineer truly! But my dear fellow you must really give it up at your time of life & be content to leave the [illegible] Blessed wilderness & its further exploration to some body else who can afford to be killed without having to leave a widow & her bonnie bairnies behind them.With all our united kindest love to thee & thine I am everYour affectionate cousingJas M. HayJohn Muir EsqMartinezCalifornia[1]Dec. 4. 1894Delta ChambersLiverpoolMy dear Cousin MuirI duly received your favour of the 14th ult yesterday along with your first Book which I handed over to my wife last evening for which we both thank you very much. She picked out about the squirrels the very first time & read it out aloud to some friends who happened to be present.Well, now, about another matter. We have been in regular receipt of the San Francisco Bulletin & the01884


Martinez [Calif.]

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Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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