Annie Wanda Muir


[John Muir]


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[2]None of the Chinamen wanted to chop wood and all went off to the city except Timmie Keng and Choy. We took a box of nice ripe peaches next the fig tree. The little chikens are all rite, and yesterday 8 more little chikens came out from the pampas grass, they are all black. The wind blew just awfully for several days but Timmie says the grapevines are "all lite, heap good!" Yesterday we went to Mrs. Haywards and saw the little sweet baby boy, he is five weeks but he was not afraid and went to sleep in my arms. Mama is so scared about the diptheria that she does not let us go near Martinez.[3]We were all troubled about the accident to the steamer Queen in the dark night. O dear Papa how glad we are that no one was hurt. I want you to come home as soon as you can Papa, I am very lonesome without you. I wonder if you saw the moon and the planet Venus night before last, they shone so bright and looked nearly touching each other in the sky. Yesterday the census man came here and asked us how old we were and how much land we had and what our names were and many other things. Mr. Kye the railroad man ran away and no body knows where he is. Little Fido behaves very well since he came over here and is


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1890 Jun 25


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0537

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