John Muir


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Written on verso: One of John Muir's inventions. Note with drawing: Uncle John Muir's desk in Madison, Wis. The clock opened desk at appointed hour, with book for study opened at lesson to be studied. When time was up the book closed and sunk into desk and book with next subject came and open at lesson.

Circa Date

circa 1862

File Identifier

student desk 1


This image is part of the James Eastman Shone Collection of Muiriana, MSS 301.

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