J. B. Kernahan


John Muir


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[2]People of Seattle & Tacoma is well as the other [classes?] & it would give us pleasure to see your with party as I would like to sit & hear you tell about the grand old mountain & its surrounding Country also the Flowers that grow in Paradise Valley. I was up to Paradise Valley in Sept But to late to see the Beautifull flowers that you told us of but I Saw enough of withered and Dried up ones to Convince me that you spake the truth when you Said that the Word Beautiful was the only appropriate name to give it. I [illegible] with you at that. Well I will not tire you longer in Reading my nosensical letters so jump over all mistakes I Remain Respectfully yoursJ. B. KernanhanYelm PrairieWs[3]Mr. MuirKind Sir and Friend we received your letter with Plesure and we thank you for remembering us all out here in the woods also for sending our little Daughter Ruth a book she is in Olympia going to school but will be home the 11th of June we mist here very much we would have answered your letter before but I sent it to Ruth and she returned it to us but it never reached us again. we will always remember how you all slept in the lane and Barn we could do better now our house has another storey. also plenty of spring chickens and rise so we can make good broth for the sick. we have the Picture of our cabin and your face is very bright and smiling in it. and we would like to see you with the Party this summer


Yelm Prairie, W[ashington] T[erritory]

Date Original

1889 May 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0073

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