Emily O. Wilson


John Muir and [Louie Muir]


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[1]Jan 12th 1905 -Byron, Cal.Mr & Mrs MuirDear FriendsYour kind letter was received some days ago and found me much better than when I wrote. My trouble the Dr. pronounced pleurisy but I must be careful he said so as not to have pneumonia.I am up now and have been out breathing the fine air this morning for a few moments.I rented my home the 22nd of Oct. but have written the parties this week to see if they will vacate; if so I shall go down as soon as able.I do not feel that the house is really fit for me to go into. They have used a gas heater 035072constantly and the walls of the two main rooms were very damp when I left & can but be worse now.The air there was simply wretched and I can but hope the tenants will leave as soon as possible. Yet they were such neat appearing people.I had reserved one room and had been sleeping there for a couple of weeks before leaving for Byron after coming from Palo Alto.I shall not think of leaving here anyway before next week. And as I would have to ride several miles to reach you from the Southern Pacific line, probably it will be best to go direct to Oakland much as I hate to give up seeing you on this trip - Should the weather continue warm, I may feel so well by next week03507


Byron, Calif.

Date Original

1905-01-12 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0067

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