Louie Strentzel


[John Muir]


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[in margin: 418] 00862 [5]her and Emily just as soon as this house resumes a reasonable quietude. For you remember that after the deluge which came down through our roofs last winter, papa engaged a carpenter to reshingle the whole house, and he came last week saying he was ready for work. As it happened, there had been for several days, more visitors than our rooms were suited for, so papa in a fit of desperation took a notion to build another and the result is the coolest, most pleasant room in the house, with a splendid view of the orchard and hills to the east, and there is a nice garret for storage, so when the painting is at last finished, the whole will be vastly more comfortable for us all. Helen will be delighted with our humming birds, for there are about two dozen continually hovering near the century plant. And it is worthy of their presence, for the massive shaft


Alhambra, [Calif]

Date Original

1879 Aug 12


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1136

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Page 3


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