[John Muir]


Annie [L. Muir]


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& pure as heaven I am always a little lonesome Annie- Ought I not to be a man by this time & put away childish things, I have wandered far enough, & seen strange faces enough to feel the whole world a home, & I am a batchelor too, I should not be a boy, but I cannot accustom myself to the coldness of strangers, nor to the shiftings & wanderings of this Arab life. Annie I have not learned to know your handwriting yet, nor Marys, nor Joannas' they are so constantly chang- ing, You use the pen better than formerly, but there is still room for improvement. I do not like this pinched printed style with heavy pen dulumbob markings upon the ts', & ds, & ys, It is the painful, puckered pictured oystem of very exact maidens bred in the far west, I hope you will endeavor to acquire a more sloping flowing#9175 00203


Hopeton [Calif.]

Date Original

1868 Aug 15


Original letter dimensions: 21.0 x 13.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 1240

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Page 2


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