(Annie) Wanda Muir
[Page 4] good to eat, & the bread was sour & the butter too old to eat & the meat was tough & the tea & coffee very bad & so we came away to another big house & we get many good things to eat now & we wish baby could come too see the pretty flowers & the big trees & the white water falling far down out of the sky. But baby will come with Mamma & papa some other time when she is a little bigger. This morning the man that keeps the big house that we are living in brought about 20 little fishes all covered with pretty red & yellow spots for Mamma to look at & Mamma said to the man that had the fishes, "Are these catfish" & the man said "no these are trout" & that made papa laugh for catfish have beards & whiskers & trout have no whiskers but Mamma did not know that. Then the man fried the trout & brought them to us to eat for our breakfast & he brought some ice cream too for our
Yosemite Valley [Calif.]
1884 Jul 10
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.
1884 jul 10 jm to wanda
MSS 048 John Muir Papers
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