John Muir


[James Davie] Butler


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the wee sma hours of thereabouts working long & hard & accomplishing little. During meals at home my little girls make me tell stories, many of them very long, continued from day to day for a month or two. Did I send you my girls' pictures? If not I will. Will you be likely to come again to our side the continent? how I should enjoy your visit. To think of little Henry an Alderman! I am glad that you are all well & all together [Greek?] & [illegible] holds you in health I read & read your Butler family with much interest & ought to have said so & thanked you long ago. With love to Mrs. Butler & Henry James the girls & thee old friendI am ever Your friend John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1889 Sep 1


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 06, Image 0231

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Page 4


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