[John Muir]


[C. L.] Biedenback


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908 [Nov. 1902]Dear Mr BiedenbackRest assured I shall be with you December 1st if I can possibly find a way through the confounded tangle of obligations that holds me here. I see no opening however as yet, or anything that promises one. therefore, much as it distresses me to seem wanting in appreciation of the kindness & honor of your invitation, I must warn you not to count on me. After escaping the common dangers of the wilderness these kind invitations & honors of civilization are like to be the death of me; for from some strange mysterious cause they come flying about me thick as snowflakes & give no end of trouble in trying to explain a poor wanderer's woeful inability03088


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

[1902 Nov]


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 17 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0828

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