John Muir


Henry Randall


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7Cascade Meadows at the foot of the Valley Indian Tom was shot by that little Jimmy who couldn't speak plainly Ive forgotten his surname. Willie, the baby of Hutchings family when we went to the Valley never was perfectly well. He is undersized & a cripple He learned to do fine carpernter work & carving, inlaying etc. He was keeping a store in Yosemite this summer that belonged to a dealer in fancy woodwork. I went into the store & asked him if he knew me. He answered no. I said I have know you for over 30 years "Then said he you must have know me all my life for I'm not much over 30 yrs of age" - I made him guess a while then had to tell himmy name. His father they say has never done much for him. Cosie I think I told you about in my first letter. She is happy from all reports & always was a favorite & a capital00215


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1901 Dec 20


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 28 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 1025

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 7


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