John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[4]be long remembered "Over the Muir [illegible] the heather" The heather is just coming into bloom & it is glorious. Wish I could camp in it a month. All the scenery is interesting but nothing like Alaska or California in grandeur. Tomorrow Im going back to Edinburgh & next morning intend to start for Norway. Where I will write Possibly I may not be able to catch the boat but guess i will. Thence Ill return to Edinburgh & then go to Switzerland. Love to all Dear Wanda & Helen here is some bell heather for you. Ever yours J.M.[in margin: #78][1][letterhead][in margin: 799]Oban July 22, 1893Dear Louie- I stayed about ten days at Dunbar, thinking I should not slight my old home & cousins. I found an extra cousin in Dunbar - Jane Mather that I had not before heard of & she is one to be proud of as are the Lunams. I also found a few of the old schoolmates now gray old men Older looking I think & grayer than I though I have led so hard a life. I went with Maggie Lunam to the old schoolhouse where I was so industriously thrashed


Oban, N. B. [Scotland]

Date Original

1893 Jul 22


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1206

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