John Muir


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[8]Believe me ever truly your friend John Muir[in margin: [691?]] 01257[5]I only meant to tell you that you were not forgotten. You think I may not know you at first sight; nor will you be likely to recognize me, every experience is readied on our fears, in character of some sort - I suppose and if at all telling my face should be quite picturesque, and marked enough to be readily known by anybody looking for me, but when I look in the glass, I see but little more than the marks of rough weather & fasting. Most people would see only a lot of hair and two eyes, or one & one half in the middle of it; like a hillside with small open spots; mostly overgrown with shaggy [stricken word] chaparral as this portrait will show. Wanda peeping past my elbow asks, "Is that you Papa"? and then


Martinez, California

Date Original

1887 Feb 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0788

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 3


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