Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2]Mr Wisely wondered a good deal at your saying that there was a hundred flowers in Cal - to one here. he thought there was more here than there. I presume the difference lies in his having travel -ed to show his pictures while you are looking for flowers. I wish I had been with you while you were exploring the Yo Semite valley. it must have been great I saw Mr Wesely's fine exhibition of California & other scenery. his views of this valley were beautiful but of course nothing to the reality. You will have heard by this time of Mr Watsons death his family must miss him very much but Mrs Watson seems to bear up well. Anna was down last week helping her to sew. the three girls are all going to hop picking our Anna is going to Pick too. in the yard just by us. she expects to do great things. Do write us a few lines soon the children had each a little piece in the returned letter bu[in margin: I will not send it as it may be to heavy route [their?] half dozen words when you write to me and it will please them.]00457


Mound Hill, [Wisc]

Date Original

1868 Aug 21


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 13.0 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1244

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Page 2


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