[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[8]Libby sent me Tyndalls new book & have looked hastily over it. It is an Alpine minature of very pleasant taste & I wish I could enjoy reading & talking at with you. I expect Mrs H will accompany her husband to the East this winter & there will not be one left with whom I can exchange a thought. Mrs H is going to leave me out all the books & want & Runkle is going to send me Darwin, these with my notes & maps will fill my winter hours if my eyes do not fail & now that you see my whole position I think that you would not call me to the excitements & distracting novelties of civilization This bread question is very troublesome. I will eat anything you think will suit me send up either by express to [Oak deleted] Big Oak Flat or by any other chance & I will remit the money required in any way you like [in margin: My love to all & more thanks than I can write for your constant kindness] 00612 [5]In winter I can make my drawings & maps & write out notes. So you see that for a year or two I will be very busy I have settled with Hutchings & have no dealings with him now I think that next spring I will have to guide a month or two for pocket money although I do not like the work. I suppose I might live for one or two seasons without work I have five hundred dollars here & I have been sending home money to my sisters & brothers perhaps about twelve or fifteen hundred & a man in Canada owes me three or four hundred dollars more Wh I suppose I could get if I was in need but you know that the scotch do not like to spend their cash dollar some of my friends are badgering me to write



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[1871] Sep 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0511

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