P. B. Van Trump


John Muir


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6 91334I would have answered your letter sooner but for a sad accident to him. On a hunting expedition while he was puting a 40-60 cartridge into his rifle, it exploded, burning his face and filling his eyes with powder. I went to Tacoma and put him under a doctor's care. He is improving rapidly now and recovering his sight. My wife and little daughter Christine wish to be remembered to you, and all three join me in reciprocating your good wishes for a happy New Year. I never got any pictures (promised by him) from Warner. Prof. Davidson (of Cal.) and others wrote me to know if they could get any of the Rainier photographs. I wrote Warner telling him of the demand, but never got any answer. With ever pleasing memories of our association in mountain climbing (plasters (non-porous) and [traclyte?] flapjacks not forgotten) I am, with kindest regards,P. B. Van Trump.


Yelm, W[ashington] T[erritory]

Date Original

1889 Jan 23


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0033

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Page 4


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