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John Muir


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ARNOLD ARBORETUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY,Jamaica Plain, Mass., December 9, 1902.My dear Muir:I suppose you are hibernating again and have no time or energy for letters. I daresay you will reply to this that you wrote the last letter which has passed between us. This is perfectly true but then as you are a gentleman of elegant leisure and I am a slave to Crataegus your excuses will hardly be acceptable.What are you about and how are you getting on, and have you made up your mind to go with me next year? To ask this question is really the principal reason for writing this letter. My idea now is to get off toward the end of May and if you are going you ought to be here by the 15th. We ought to reach Pekin by the middle of September, stay in China a few weeks, go to Java and get back to the United States by Christmas. Of course all this is still very vague, but it certainly looks now as if I could manage the journey. Of course I want your company. Let me know soon what you will do.You will get this letter a little before Christmas but nevertheless it carries to you Christmas Greetings and all good wishes for the New Year to you and yours.Always faithfully yours,John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.C. S. [illegible]03112


Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Date Original

1902 Dec 9


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0859

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