Ludlow & Abby H. Patton


John Muir



Oct. 21 1885 Room 874

Dear Mr Muir.

The Palton's are once again on the Pacific coast Do you wish to see them enough to call at this great wilderness of a hotel to see them? At Chico we called on General and Mrs. Bidwell who said you were married and living at Martinez on a ranch. I send this note at a venture, hoping for an answer soon, or to have a call from yourself and Mrs Muir. We may remain here a few weeks before going to southern California.

Your old friends and fellow travelers, Ludlow and Abby H. Patton


Palace Hotel, San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1885 Oct 21


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0513

Collection Identifier

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

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