John Muir


(Annie) Wanda Muir


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[Page 5] breakfast & papa said to Mamma "What a funny breakfast this is ice-cream & catfish instead of much & milk but we had mush & milk too & venison & mutton & ham & eggs & bread. but the funniest things were the little spotted fishes & the ice-cream. An Indian man with long black hair, who never washed his face caught the fishes in a big creek that people call the Merced River A little boy that lives here has a funny little tiny donkey that has long ears & big sleepy eyes & the boy climbs up on to the donkeys back & ships him & makes him trot trot trot up & down the valley & the boy never falls off & everybody looks at the donkey because it looks so little & funny. There are many mules here too & horses & cows & some queer little dogs. & quails & robins & owls. & they make a loud noise some times neighing & lowing & braying & barking & singing & piping but the falling water coming down out of


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 p5


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