Mrs. L. Strentzel


[John Muir]


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[1] Alhambra, August 14th 1878.Dear Friend, We are very thankful for your kind letters, the more so as they prove that you have not forgotten us, and that you continue safe and well amid all the dangers of that wild country. It is a great relief to hear that the Indians are not likely to be troublesome much longer, yesterday’s paper reports the surrender of a large number of them. Your vivid description of the 40 mile desert seems to [illegible] it all directly before me, and I can imagine just how you felt during your dreary die, for I have not forgotten my own experiences in early days of burning sands and the shadeless glare of desert sunshine.


Alhambra, [Calif]

Date Original

1878 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 39.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0872

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