John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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Grand Hotel S.F.July 12, 1889.Dear Louie12 & a 1/2 oclock again so that this letter should be dated the 13th. Was at dentist an hour & a half & got a [sweat?] have to go again tomorrow still have done pretty well, 17 pages- now 86 altogether, [Dewing?] is telegraphing like made from New York for Muir's M.S. He will get ere long. Most of the days work was [prosing?] except the last page past now written. Here it is. Speaking of mastas sent from Puget Sound I write - "Thus these trees stripped of their leaves & branches are raised again, transplanted & set firmly erect, given roots of iron bare cross-poles for limbs, & a new foliage of flapping canvas, & then sent to sea, where they go merrily01362


Grand Hotel, S[an] F[rancisco, Calif]

Date Original

1889 Jul 12


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0149

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