Mrs. L. Strentzel


[John Muir]


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[2]But after torrid days, how you must enjoy the restful beauty of the moonlight and the starlight. With all this the continual pleasure you have in discoveries that add so much to your store of geological knowledge will more than compensate for all the hardships of the journey. If the bonnie brier-roses are still in bloom Louie will be thankful if you send her [illegible] of the sweetest buds that will keep their fra- -grance over the three days of coming. The rail-road passenger trains commenced running between Oakland and Mastiney the first of July, and at last it is reasonable to expect that they will continue to run on and on even until the end of time, unless superseded by cars aerial. The superintendent promises to have the cars going through to Sacramento by the first of September, and it seems as if no traveling could be more delightful than this 50 mile ride along the shore with pleasant hills and the sea waters always in sight. We intend to go up on the first train to see Mrs. Carr. The Doctor


Alhambra, [Calif]

Date Original

1878 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 39.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0874

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