W[illiam] P. Gibbons


[John Muir]


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[4]The love of our family goes to your wife Mrs. Williams and Henry to the Doctor's household * I am as ever Your affectionate friend WPGibbons.[1]Alamanda 12/20th.1884. Dear JohnI have long neglected the duty of responding to your kindness. The heavy burden of sorrow has been long pressing on me, & now, that the morning of a brighter day has dis[illegible] the way side darkness of the world, toward one whose [illegible] soul has clung to me with devotion & unwaver- ing love for 50 years, I am brought to a feeling recognition of those more remote ties, which should be affectionately cherished along our pilgrimage toward a better, but an unknown land.My [illegible] visit to you was the last time that I have left that dear companion. For years past,


Alameda [Calif.]

Date Original

1884 Dec 20


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0156

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