John Muir


[Strentzel Family]


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& beheld the most ravishingly beautiful sunset on the bay I ever yet enjoyed in the lowlands. I shall not soon forget the rest I enjoyed in your pure white bed or the feast at your fruity table. Seldom have I been so deeply weary - & as for hunger Ive been hungry still in spite of it all & for aught I see in the [illegible] of the stomach may go hungry on thru’ life & into the grave & beyond. Heaven forbid a dry year! May wheat grow! With lively remembrances of your rare Kindness I am very cordially yr friend John Muir 00761


1419 Taylor St., San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1877 Dec 5


Original letter dimensions: 31 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0647

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 3


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