John Muir


(Annie) Wanda Muir


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[Page 1] Yosemite Valley July 10th 1884.

My dear little Wanda, Mamma & Papa got the two new letters that you wrote & Mamma & Papa are very glad because the letters said that you are all right & not crying at all & wailing like a good girl & a sweet baby for mamma & papa to come home. & we are coming home soon to our own sweet baby. Mamma & papa got on to [illegible - the?] cars & the poogh poogh pulled up to Stockton & there are many mosquitoes in Stockton & they stung Mamma & wouldn't let her sleep,. & then we got on to the cars again & another poogh poogh pulled us to Milton. & Milton is a very hot place & we were all wet with sweat. & then we came out of the cars & got into a big buggy & six brown horses with long tails trotted fast & galloped some of the time & pulled us to Copperopolis & then the horses were tired & the man


Yosemite Valley [Calif.]

Date Original

1884 Jul 10


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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1884 jul 10 jm to wanda

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MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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1884 jul 10 jm to wanda p1


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