John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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00751 [1877] #31 1419 Taylor St S.F. Sep 3d —————Dear Mrs Carr. I have just been over at Alameda with poor dear old Gibbons. You have seen him, & I need give us particulars, “The only thing I’m afraid of John”, he said looking up with his old child face, “is that I shall never be able to climb the Oakland hills again”. But he is so healthy & so well cared for we will be strong to hope that he will. He spoke for an hour with characteristic unselfishness on the injustice done Dr Kellogg in failing to recognize his long continued devotion to receive at the botanical [ love?] fest held here the other night, He threatens to write up the whole discreditable affair, & is very anxious to obtain


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Date Original

[1877] Sep 3


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0559

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