Julius A. Penn


John Muir


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[2]once I have found myself feeling genuinely homesick for the mountains and pines. Your chapter on the water ousel was of particular interest to me. I have watched the little fellow as I fished for trout in the White Mountains in New Mexico - on the noisiest of little mountain streams in 1887 - and I well recall the delight in finding him again ten years later on the streams of the Yellowstone region in Wyoming and Montana. - and again in the Yosemite. To think of [the?] ousel as all is sure to make any one of his acquaintances - think of the wildest of the mountain country - and all its[3]invigorating, health giving air - and the long remembered fragrance of the pines and the firs-When you were here in the spring I was located at San[illegible]a Mesa Barracks about three miles from the center of [illegible] - In June we moved to Cuartel de Espana [diacritic] which is within the walled city and only about a block and a half from the Army & Navy Club which you will remember - In July in addition to my regular duties I was elected to be Sec'y & Treas of the Army & Navy Club - and also to be Sec'y & Treas. of the Military Order of the Carabao. These positions have brought me many responsibilities - as in the former position I p[illegible]ally have the immediate


Cuartel de Espana, Manila

Date Original

1904-09-21 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0552

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