[John Muir]


Janet [Moores]


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[6]recorded in our countenances & therefore mine should be quite marked & picturesque but when I look in the glass I see only the marks of rough weather & fasting, not much of feasting loving. Most people would see only a lot of hair with two eyes or one & a half in the middle or with small open spots--mostly overgrown with shaggy chaparal something like this[7]but never mind that face will soon be familiar again & you will see Mrs. Muir & my sister & two little girls. Wanda is six yrs old & told us the other day that she is well worth seeing having got a new gown or something that pleased her. The ranch & cottage & the pasture hills hereabouts--are not very interesting to a naturalist In bloomtime the orchards look gay & dolly vardenish & the garden about the house does the best it can with its rosebushes etc. All good in a food way but as far from the forests & gardens


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1887 Feb 20


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0782

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Page 4


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