[John Muir]


[Daniel Muir, Jr]


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[2]you require I am in the heart of the mtns or I would send you $200 at once I am glad to hear that you have opened an office & now let me say to you, be cheerful & hopeful. The best of physicians generally have a slow recognition of their talents & many have to go through a sort of starving period before they are known & appreciated, but be stout of heart, you have many friends & will soon have more & I suppose a true woman to share your joys & trials & labors. & Brother at this distance I reach my hand to you & press it with all the warmth of co[illegible]ding affection & say that[3]you shall never know a want that I can relieve wherever I may roam. Remember me very kindly to your love & say that I will be very happy to know her I am working hard in every way but enjoy most of my work Sometimes operating the saw- mill Sometimes garding in the mtns. I am more & more interested in science & am making may friends among the learned & the good who all seem to hail me as a brother I have no fixed practical aim, but am living in con- stant communion with Nature



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[1871?] Jun 4


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Reel 02, Image 0459

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