John Muir


[Strentzel Family]


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1419 Taylor St San Francisco Dec 5th 77Friends Three, I made a capitol little excursion over your Mount Diablo & arrived in good order in San Fran’ after that fine rest in your wee white home. I s[illegible]tered on leisurely after bidding you goodbye enjoying the landscape as it was gradually unrolled in the evening light. One charming bit of picture after another came into view at every turn of the road & while the sunset fires were burning brightest I had attained an elevation sufficient for a grand comprehensive feast. I reached the summit a little after dark & selected a sheltered nook in the chaparral to rest for the night & await the coming of the sun. The wind blew a gale but I did not suffer much from the cold. The night was 00761


1419 Taylor St., San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1877 Dec 5


Original letter dimensions: 31 x 20 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0643

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