Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]


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[5]this artist and his mother - and am still proud of compliments he gave some of my humble work- —Perhaps you would like to know why Mrs. Freeman found me in bed — Last July 23d. late in the evening - I bethought me to be clean and cool for bed and proceeded to [love?] in water - during which time an electric storm was unseremoniously - hastening over-head - very rapidly coming nearer and nearer . The electric burst and rumblings were more and more alarming and wisely concluding to escape that part of the house I reached for the towel - when the fateful explosion came- I had been only a very short time in the kitchen - and many times during summer- we had threats more alarming in sound so I had no fear till about the


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Oct 27


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0743

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Page 6


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