John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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Portland, Aug. 15,[1885], 12 M.Dear Louie,I mean to leave for home today at 3 o'clock P.M. I am feeling pretty well, stomach all right today.I have just seen John Muir and had a long chat with him in his private office. He is a remarkably interesting man -- all of that name are. He wanted me to go out to his house and stay a day or two, but of course that would be too much of J. M. at present. He provided me with a half fare ticket to St. Paul, and return, via Kansas City, which will be a saving of a hundred dollars or so. I also found Mr. Shulze and heard of Mr. Vanderbilt. He is still in Alaska, and well, but not rich.I hope you are caring more for your health than for the ranch affairs. I will not stay away longer than you think I can be spared, provided you do not allow things to affect your health. I miss my Wanda, but know she is happy with her grandpa. Tell her I kiss my hand to her every day, though far away.Goodbye, love to all,Ever truly yours,JOHN MUIRI fear no letter has yet reached Portland, but will call at the office just before leaving. Will get your letter when I return here on the way home by way of the Oregon Shortline.


Portland, [Oregon]

Date Original

[1885] Aug 15


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0364

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Page 3


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