John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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MartinezSep 13, 1889My dear Mr Johnson,Your telegram & letters reached me in due time I fancy you think me deadly dumb, & so I am nearly. I have been stupidly busy & that is my only excuse. A horde of oriental heathen besides Swiss Dutch Irish etc to look after, & Pic.Cal. into the bargain. By shutting myself up in a room of the Old Grand for two weeks I made out to wriggle through the woods of Washington & over the waters of Puget Sound. Then came howls for the Columbia & I shut myself up again from grapes & heathen for a week but I am still entangled in the woods where rolls the O


Martinez, [Calif]

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1889 Sep 13


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