Annie Wanda Muir


[John Muir]


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[2]The dear little flowers you sent me are so lovely. Papa, how strange it must be to see them growing close by the ice, maybe you can find some ripe seeds of that beautiful Epilobirum to bring when you come. Helen said this morning, "I do not want to climb any Glaciers, they are too cold. I just want my Papa to come home and stay with me." We are so glad that partty of men are going to camp near you, it will not be so lonesome. Helen is well now, but had toothake in the night and Dr. Moore came and pulled it out. She cried, but we had a nice little [3]Maltese kitten here to quiet her, and it is very pretty and mama almost likes it. Our own cat is well and has got gentle so Helen and I can catch him when we want to, but when mama comes near, he runs away. Carlo and I were playing near the apple tree, and a big rat looked out from the vines. I said sikem, and Carlo jumped and caught it. Edward says, they still like pancakes. I have six little fishes & four polywogs in a bowl for pets, & they are just as cunning as can be. One of the polywogs has 4 feat and climbs out of the water on my finger, The Bees are here yet.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1890 Jul 17


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0577

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