John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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[illegible] Martinez, August 10th 1909-My dear Professor Sargent:I'm very glad to get tidings of yourself & family. Your letter has just reached me as I've been away in the Sierra more than a month. Congratulations on Robeson's marriage engagement. What a magnificent couple, & magnificent home!I'm brooding over some of my old note books hoping to get something worth while out of them, but my time these last eventful years has been so dismally broken. They have yielded but little -- My wife gone- Wanda my elder daughter married & away, - Helen my only other child on the Mohave Desert recovering from a 4th attack of pneumonia - I alone in the big house on the hill too busy & grateful to sulk or complain after the glorious free life I've enjoyed & doing


Martinez [Calif.]

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1909 Aug 10


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Reel 18, Image 0648

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