John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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2bowing & waving, meeting the same winds that rocked them when they stood at home in the woods. After standing in one place all their lives they now like sightseeing tourists go round the world meeting many a relative from the old home forest. Some like themselves arrayed in broad canvas foliage, others planted close to shore head downward in mud, holding wharf platforms aloft to receive the wares of all nations." Imagination enough but I dont know what I'll think of it in the sober morning. I see by the papers that [Swell?] is out of school - for which I am at once glad sorry & indignant if not more - Love to allGood night J.M.01362


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 0151

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