Francis F.Browne


John Muir


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[3]happy weeks with him in his quiet home under the noble oaks. He is solitary, and I fear lonely and unhappy there; and says he needs me. I shall at least be able to help him to "keep house"; and I know we shall have joy together. Would that you might come and forgather with us, as you did before! Perhaps you may, before my stay is over. "Three blither lads, the lee-long nights. Ye wad nae find in Christandee."[2]left without the handclasp and the parting word I would have been glad to have. But these are less - so less - than the consciousness of the bond of sympathy and affection between us. This I carry in my heart, and always shall.I am on my way to Melville Anderson, and hope to have some


Santa Barbara [Calif.]

Date Original

1911 Mar 19


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0179

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Page 2


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