John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 6] Everybody enquires first on seeing me, Have you brought your wife?And then, Have you a photograph? and then pass condemnation for coming alone! My hair frizzly evenly all over like the hair of certain dogs some trick you played on it. It will not down. The mail is about to close, and I must write to mother.

Affectionately your husband, John Muir

How eagerly I shall look for news when I reach Fort Wrangel next month.


"On board the California" on way to Alaska

Date Original

1880 Aug 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier

1880 Aug 10 JM to Louie

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1880 Aug 10 JM to Louie p6


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