Irene Grosvenor Wheelock


John Muir


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[1][letterhead]Saturday May 24 1902Dear Mr Muir,On my return from your pleasant home last Wednesday I found my sister's family quarantined with diphtheria and my two little folks in the care of a friend at the hotel. The patient was my nephew a student at Stanford who was sent home sick that day. On this account I have come here for a few days but leave for Pacific Grove tomorrow where I want to put in at least a month of bird study before going to Lake Tahoe03009[2][letterhead]meanwhile I want to express to you and Mrs Muir my grateful appreciation of the courtesies you extended to me, a stranger. Mr Muir's charming tact made me feel at ease in spite of my mortification at having to intrude on your hospitality for the night. Had I known there was no hostelry at Muir I would have timed my visit so as to return the same day. But it is "An ill wind that blows no body good" and while my stay was an imposition on your scotch hospitality03009


San Francisco

Date Original

1902 May 24


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0432

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