John Muir


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


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[4]& I seemed a boy again & all the long eventful years in America were forgotten while I was filled with that glorious ocean psalm.Tell Maggie I'm going today to see Miss Jaffry the minister's daughter who went to school with us.And tell Mama that the girl Agnes [Purvis?] that could outrun me married a minister & is now a widow living near Prestonpans. I may see her.Goodbye dear. Give my love to Grandma & everybody Your loving fatherJohn Muir[1]Dunbar ScotlandJuly 13. 1893Dear Wanda,It is about 10 o'clock in the forenoon here but no doubt you are still asleep for it is about midnight at Martinez & sometimes when it is today here it is yesterday in California on account of being on opposite sides of the round world. But ones thoughts travel fast & I seem to be in California whenever I think of you &[in margin: Give this Scotish Bluebell to Maggie - from [Bayswell?]]


Dunbar, Scotland

Date Original

1893 Jul 13


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1202

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