John Muir


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[first part of page cut off - bad photography][5][Calyhae?] borealis is a lovely plant found in a few places in dark hemlock woods. - but this is an endless [theme?] I may as well stop here --------------------------------------- I have been very busy of late making practical machinery. I like my work exceeding well but would prefer inventions which would require some artistic as well as mechanical skill. I invented and put in operation a few days ago an attachment for a self acting lathe which has increased its capacity at least one third, we are now using it to t[illegible] broom handles, and as these useful articles may now be made cheaper, and as cleanliness is one of the [cardinal?] virtues, I congratulate myself in having done something like a


"The Hollow" [Canada]

Date Original

1866 Jan 21


Original letter dimensions: 18.0 x 23.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0772

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Page 3


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