[illegible].Only think! that old camera with which I tried to make likeness of you Sunday afternoon was out of order and "fogged" the plates. I am so disappointed, for the little figure of you would have been good. Out of the blur I cut the postage stamp above, you can send it to Helen.My list of books from you grows and grows. I thought I would send it to you as far as it has gone.I have been having a pleasant sort of orgie--just buying whatever I wanted most--which was what I thought you would want [me?] to do. I feel rich, [and?] the best of it is that2they will always be held the dearer for being your gift. I like my books to have associations.I am sending you a letter from Mariam. Parts of it will be of no interest to you, but others you will like to read. It is so like her to apologize for having any recognition of her hard work given here! Once when she had taken honors in something in college and I was pleased at it she said "Mother, if I had been properly examined I should not have taken honors at all." (!!) She says I am not to let [the?]09996
 Apr [24 ?]
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.
Reel 20, Image 0251
Copyright status unknown
Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.
John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle