Walter Brown


John Muir


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011384good to eat, & the bread was sour & the butter too old to eat & the meat was tough & the tea & coffee very bad & so we came away to another big house & we get many good things to eat now & we wish baby could come too see the pretty flowers & the big trees & the white water falling far down out of the sky. But baby will come with Mamma & papa some other time when she is a little bigger. This morning the man that keeps the big house that we are living in brought about 20 little fishes all covered with pretty red & yellow spots for Mamma to look at & Mamma said to the man that had the fishes, "Are these catfish" & the man said "no these are trout" & that made papa laugh for catfish have beards & whiskers & trout have no whiskers but Mamma did not know that. [Then?] the man fried the trout & brought them to us to eat for our breakfast & he brought some ice cream too for our


Kansas City, Mo

Date Original

1886 Jul 12


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0101

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Page 4


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