John Muir


Henry Randall


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5of hay last time I saw it. & of the cabin we built not a vestige remains, I tried to show my girls where it stood but could not exactly. The apple trees are still alive but they get no care neither do those of the Lamon orchards, they are now hay fields. Good old Lamon died about 20 years ago. Mr Hutchings is still lively & over 80 & with his fourth wife is keeping the Sperry Hotel at the Calaveras Big Trees. His first wife the one we knew is I belive still living though I have not seen her for many years. She obtained a divorce from Hutchings or he from her long ago - The second wife was a schoolteacher & artist a fine woman everybody says. She died in Yosemite. The third I never saw that I know of - she also died. The present wife was a teacher - a nice woman as far as I learn - I stopped at the hotel a day or two summer before last. Mr Hutchings has never been quite successful, & never has quite failed. Had he more business sagacity he might have been well off.00215


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1901 Dec 20


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 1021

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