C[alvin] L[eighton] Hooper


John Muir


U. S. Str. "Rush",
San Francisco, June 8th, 1884.

Prof. Muir,
My dear Sir:

I am in receipt of telegraphic orders to proceed at once to Puget Sound for duty with the "Rush" and I must of course dispose of my team and everything else except what I can carry. I should like very much to sell you the horse and small buggy. I will sell you the horse, harness, buggy, whip and blanket for $300. The animal is in fine condition, drives free and trots fast. I wish you would come down and try him now. I am sure you would like him. Of course if I take him to a dealer I will only get half his value. He is perfectly sound and his feet are in excellent condition. I turned him out for 6 weeks this spring, and that fixed him all right. I would like to sell the large carriage, but suppose you have no use for that.
If you will come to Puget Sound this summer I will go up Mount Baker or Mount Rainier with you and give you a nice trip around the Sound. Kindest regards to Mrs. M. and the baby from self and Mrs. H.

Yours truly,

C. L. Hooper

Address 678 17th Street,
Oakland, Cal.


San Francisco [Calif.]

Date Original

1884 Jun 8


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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