John Bidwell


John Muir


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and mixed possibilities and wishes and probabilities, and among them most prominent a visit from you and your other self. But!!! from reliable information we do not now expect you both – all, I should say – quite so soon! but when will it be? Please do not delay too long. You have our sincere congratulations. But look out, when spring opens, it may take flight. Watch carefully its early years, and if found missing look for it in the direction of Alaska or other thrillingly wild and beautiful regions. Till I learn more, will forbear to instruct further. So good bye, and believe me alwaysvery Truly yours John Bidwell


Rancho Chico, [Calif]

Date Original

1881 Apr 8


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0486

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