John Muir


Helen and Wanda [Muir]


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[Page 3] and bluebells and larkspurs and geraniums and geraniums and buttercups and many other beautiful flowers. Also many handsome birch trees not very big, and alders and willows and huckleberries. Wild strawberries grow on these high steep hills too as well as raspberries but there are not many pine trees or spruce, nothing like California trees. It is just as if all the valleys of California were full of water so that we could sail about in them. The farms along the sides of the mountains are very [ ] and small – less than


[Near] Bergen, Norway

Date Original

1893 Jul 31


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier

1893 July 31 JM to daughters

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1893 July 31 JM to daughters p3


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