John Muir


Mrs. [Annie] Bidwell


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[Page 1] 1419 Taylor St S. F. March 28th 78

Dear Mrs Bidwell. I have just returned from a weeks weathering at Lake Tahoe, where I have had a fine reviving roll in the snow, and swim in the crystal water, besides a good deal of fresh lusty exercise on snow shoes on the mountain slopes to the west of the lake, and between Tahoe City and Truckee. The winter beauty of the woods and mountains is fairly enchanting, and it was seen under all kinds of light, from the full white glow of clear noonday sunshine to the gray darkness of cordial snowstorms. The whole was deliciously exhilarating and I come back to this dull pen life fairlt awakened and sane. As I was passing the junction on the return I looked north and Chico ward, terribly tempted to switch off for a week or so, but my conscience would not allow me, because I have so much of this never-ending pen work piling up against me, and summer is drawing nigh, when I must take the


San Francisco, Calif.

Date Original

1878 Mar 28


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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1878 Mar 28 JM to Mrs Bidwell

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MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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1878 Mar 28 JM to Mrs Bidwell p1


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