John Muir


[Mr. & Mrs. John] Bidwell


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920 Valencia St. San Francisco, June 19th 1879.Dear friends, Mrs & Mr Bidwell. Good bye, I am going home. going to the mountains, to the ice & forests & flowers. I have just returned from Yosemite Valley where I enjoyed a delicious bath in fresh beauty notwithstanding the uneasy scare I had to suffer in being compelled to lecture. tomorrow I sail on the Dakota to the ice of the Upper Coast. first to Victoria & about the Sound thence inland here & there to learn what I may: Will probably visit Alaska ere I return in the fall. I am delighted with the progress you have made & are making in botany. Go ahead - just think what comfers I will see. Remember me to your sister. Seattle B.C. will be my address for a few weeks. Goodbye with very cordial regards John Muir.


920 Valencia St. San Francisco, [Calif]

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1879 Jun 19


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Reel 03, Image 1080

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