John Muir


[Annie] Wanda & Helen [Muir]


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02098Portage WisconsinJune 11, 1896.Dear Wanda & Helen.This is a charming summer day. So many trees, - Oaks Elms Maples,_ are planted in Portage it looks like a forest & the sun beams are pouring through the gree & uellow leaves & the birds are singing. It is all delightful. I saw two scarlet tanagers this morning red as illegible] fire, & more robins than I could count getting breakfast on a mulberry tree before the door They are tame because they are not disturbed by cats or dogs or guns. Four robins on the lawn were within 5 steps of my feet as I sat on the veranda. The tanagers are so red I think they would frighten California cats. It is just noon, & bells & whistles are making a jangling noise riduculously big for so


Portage, Wisconsin

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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