Mary [Muir]


John Muir


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[2] As yet I scarcely know what I will do this summer, although I presume I will be more apt to teach school, than anything else, but have no idea where it will be. You know John I would much rather spend my time taking sketches, and giving drawing lessons, than teaching schools and hope, ere long, to be able to do so. What do you think about it? Do you not think I might do some such thing untill I have graduated in music, botany and all other useful and necessary branches? Which I suppose I will not be able to do for several years to come. I am, at present, staying with Sarah, and will likely do so for several weeks, at least untill I conclude what to do.[3] Warm spring breezes will soon awake to life and beauty the tender plants even now I hear the blackbirds singing most merrily, although as yet the ground is covered with snow, having had quite a snow storm last week Oh John how much I would enjoy a ramble over the hills and hollows of Cal. But I scarcely think, I would much enjoy following a herd of sheep, and am quite sure, I would not enjoy having about two hundred noisy, little, spralling creatures in every corner and all over the floor of my little room, every cold, rainy, unpleasant day But I must now close, as I told Anna she might write the remaining page of this sheetPlease write very soon Your sister Mary.


Mound Hill, [Wisc?]

Date Original

1869 Apr 4


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0067

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Page 2


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