John Muir


Sister Mary [Muir Hand]


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MartinezNov. 30, 1889Dear Sister MaryI hear that you are expected in Portage soon on a farewell visit ere setting out on your Go-West trip. I will therefore address you there hoping my letter will be in time. You think of settling in Nebraska. Why not come to the glorious climate & country of California instead of the corn & buffalo grass plains swept with blizzards cyclones & sandstorms. Come on a visit anyhow ere striking root in a country so far from anywhere & see civilization & the ocean & a wonder or two & get some of your mossy old provincial crankiness rubbed off. There now hold on to your Scotch temper & dont get into arguments at this distance but just take a good look at your near relative Annie & see how much her


Martinez [Calif.]

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1889 Nov 30


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