John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 4] whims are rapidly passing into the sere and yellow leaf and falling off. I promise to comfort and sustain you beyond you highest aspirations when I return and fall three times a day on your table like a wolf on the fold. You know those slippery yellow custards -- well, I eat those also. You must not forget Sam Williams. And now, my love, goodnight. I hope you are feeling strong-hearted. I wish that I could write anything, sense or nonsense, to cheer you up and brighten the outlook into the North. I will try to say one more line or two when we reach the Islands tomorrow. Love to all. Kiss Annie for me.


Oonalaska [Ounalaska, Unalaska]Harbor [Alaska]

Date Original

1881 May 22


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier

1881 May 22 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1881 May 22 JM to Louie p2b


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