John Muir


(Annie) Wanda Muir


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[Page 3] with long tails & the squirrels were afraid of the horses & so they ran fast up the trees & began to bark like Bruno, & shake their long tails, but the did not bark so loud as Bruno, & some of the squirrels were gray & some of them had yellow stomachs & they all had whiskers & bright shining eyes, & we couldn't catch them & sometimes we jumped out of the buggy to gather pretty flowers that were growing under the big trees. & here is one of the trees, & here is one of the flowers, & here is one of the squirrels. [sketches of tree, flower, and squirrel] And then we came to Yosemite Valley, & the horses stopped & mamma & papa jumped out of the buggy & went into a big house to live, til we got home but the people in the big house did not give us anything


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

File Identifier

MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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1884 jul 10 jm to wanda p3


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