John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 4] specimens, throwing them together in heaps to take on board, just as when a boy in Wisconsin I used to gather pumpkins in the fall after the corn was shocked. The boxfuls on deck looked just about as unlike a cargo of cherries as possible, but I will not oppress you with grim details. Some of the men brought off guns, axes, spears, etc., from the abandoned huts, and I found a little box of child's playthings which might please Anna Wanda, but which I suppose you will not let into the house. Well, I have lots of others that I bought, and when last here I engaged an Indian to make her a little fur suit, which I hope is ready so that I can send it down by the St. Paul. I hope it may fit her. I wish she were old enough to read the stories


St. Michaels [Alaska]

Date Original

1881 Jul 4


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier

1881 July 4 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1881 July 4 JM to Louie p2b MSS 301


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