[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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01315[in margin: a letter from you just before leaving Seattle. Trust all are well [illegible]]How you would enjoy a day or two here. The weather is hot by the afternoon but cool towards evening &Y in the early hours of morning The Mentzelia a large primrose of the evening kind common where you lived on the Merced I found in abundance at the foot of the fall in dry as by ground. It is a large rough looking plant with glutinous leaves I send a withered speciman to Helen.I wrote Wanda from Seattle the other day telling you to write to Dr Parry then I would be at Chico in about 10 days or earlier from that time. I have lost his address. We take the train back to Tacoma tonight near midnight & will be in Portland tomorrow night. Thence we will go a little way up the Columbia & then homeward. Have poor luck in getting good food of any sort. & loose much sleep. Will be glad to rest awhile. I received


Spokane Falls, W[ashington T[erritory]

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1888 Aug 17


Original letter dimensions: 14.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 1134

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