John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 1] Portage City Sep 10th 1885 Dear Louie, I have just returned from a visit to the old people and old places about our first homes in America ten or twelve miles to the north of this place and am glad to hear from you at last. Your two letters dated Aug. 23 and 28 and the drs of the 1st Sept have just been received one of them having been forwarded from the Yellowstone making altogether four letters from home besides Wandas neat little notes which read and look equally well whichever side is uppermost and now I feel better for I had begun to despair of hearing from you at all, and the weeks since leaving home being so crowded with novel scenes and events seemed about as long


Portage City [Wisc]

Date Original

1885 Sep 10


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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1885 Sep 10 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1885 Sep 10 JM to Louie p1


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