John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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Martinez, Jan 30, 1888-Dear Mrs Carr,My Knowledge of S. Cal. is not sufficiently close to enable me to follow you well in your descriptions and the MS.$ is so mixed & disjouinted that I cannot in some places find out where or in what direction you are driving. The pages not being numbered is I suppose the chief cause of the apparent confusion.I think that you had better put the article together yourself writing freely witout sense of haste--taking all the time you require to make the work satisfactory to yourself. This you will not be able to do since the Co. have or will indicate definitely what to omit & what to include & the relative important of the sections etc etc.


Martinez [Calif.]

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1888 Jan 30


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Reel 05, Image 0944

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