Henry Randall


John Muir


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[2]You asked me for a more complete history of my past life since I left California I only wish I could give you as glowing account of myself as you have me of yours but I cant. As I wrote you in my first letter that after leaving Cal I came direct home to Rhode Island My native state I Staid with my Father about three weeks and then got a Situation for the man I am working for now and I have worked steady for thirty years with only the accostomed vacation so you see I cannot give you much more for you know what it is to work for someone. but I think in one respect I must of gotten the [start?] of you I think I got married before you did and your last letter revealed the fact that you were married but I had told all of my family when speaking[3]of you that I did think you would never get married but it seems you did have one weak spot and I am glad to hear it for that completes you as a man You must remember John that I was quite young when we were in the valley and that must excuse me for not appreciating your teachings more but you will I think give me credit for having some [sense?] to follow you and old mountaineers travels from off the plains for seven days. do you remember what a beautiful day it was the morning we left Deloneys ranch for the Yosemite and how it snowed when we were about five days out and how you and I staid in that . coffin and on the next day


Worcester, Mass.

Date Original

1902 Mar 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0259

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Page 2


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