A[lfred] B[radley] Brown


John Muir


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[ ], March 18, 1859.Dear friend John:I have delayed ans[wering] your letter so long that I am almost ashamed to write, but I suppose it is better to write now than never. But I hope you will excuse me for being so negligent, I can hardly tell why I have not written, I have thought a great many times I would write, but some way or other I kept putting it off until now. You wrote that you were going to speculate a little on my backwardness. I think myself that I have been pretty backward about ans[wering] your letter, but you see my "bump of letter writing is not very large," When I come tocompare my letters with yours I hardly think they will pass for an answer. However you will have to accept this for one. We are all pretty well. I have felt rather dull for a day or two since school has been out.


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Date Original

1859 Mar 18


Original letter dimensions: 18.0 x 14.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0059

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