John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton ]


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[Page 1] Fountain Lake Feb 27th 1864 Dear Friend Emily, I was really glad to receive your letter on reading it I think I felt somewhat ashamed or guilty – or something of that kind. First came Mrs. Newton’s letter, bringing news of a paper sent which I did not receive, at least as from her, then you told me of one of your letters returned you, and the same day received one from Mr. Newton, telling me that he also had written one for the dead letters office, but I promise to be more careful in future. With study and labor I have scarcely been at all sensible of the flight of time since I reached home. In my walks to and from my field work and in occasional rambles I of course searched every inch


Fountain Lake, [Wisc.]

Date Original

1864 Feb 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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1864 Feb 27 JM to friend Emily

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MSS 307 Muiriana

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