John Muir


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


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013672funny little faces were just like little old mens faces & they looked so sober I never laughed & kept winking so much I couldnt help laughing at them, Tell Helen about them. but today when I was eating my supper I saw a queer looking man He ad very long mustaches but yet he looked silly though I think he liked his mustaches better than anything else for he kept playing with them and fondling them as if they were little puppies. He looked something like thisTell your Mamma that though I am tired I am not so badly off as she things only my head is too hot & feel too cold thats all. You & Helen had better write & tell what you want me to bring you when I come home And if you dont wish - say soon I will be home before your letter gets here - Now good night my dear & may Heaven ever bless you & keep you safely & Helen & Mamma & grandpa & grandma & all JM


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

Date Original

1889 Jul 14


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0177

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