John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 2] As years. As for the old freedom I used to enjoy in the wilderness that like youth and its enthusiasms is evidently a thing of the past though I feel that I could still do some good scientific work if the necessary leisure could be secured. Your letters and the doctors cheer and reassure me as I felt that I was staying away too long and leaving my burdens for others to carry whi had enough of their own and though you encourage me to prolong my stay and reap all the benefit I can in the way of health and pleasure and knowledge I cannot shut my eyes to the fact that the main vintage will soon be ours and requires my presence to say nothing of your uncertain state of health. Therefore I mean to begin the return journey next Saturday morning by way of Chicago


Portage City [Wisc]

Date Original

1885 Sep 10


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

1885 Sep 10 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1885 Sep 10 JM to Louie p2


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