John Muir


[R. B.] Marshall [family]


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Martinez, May 7, 1912[marginalia]Dear friends Mr & Mrs Marshall and DarlingYou know that you are never out of this wanderer's heart however far and silently I may have to go.As soon as I reached New York I got into a perfect whirl of work on two new books, the Yosemite and first volume of autobiography. The former is just out and Ill send you a copy as soon as I can get a lot of them here. This first edition was put up and stereotyped before I saw a single proof. I discovered 51 errors in it which will have to chiseled out of the plates. The autobio book will be published this year, probably in the fall. The beginning line is "When I was a boy in Scotland" and I'm sure the darlings will like it.This done I had to rush home to go to work on business and a huge talus of letters etc nearly a year high. But surely Fate will allow me to see you ere long to tell some of the great things Ive gained on the long trip over two continents. In the meantime here is an outline sketch -


Martinez [Calif.]

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1912 May 7


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Reel 20, Image 0955

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