1829 San Pablo Ave.,
Oakland, Feb. 16th, 1887.
My dear Mr. Muir:
I was extremely disappointed when I heard of your visit, and I had not seen you! Twenty years is a long time. I do not suppose you would know me, if you met me, though I have not grown much, and I doubt whether I should recognize you. But we shall soon pick up the threads, I hope.
I have been consulting Dr. Mauzy about my lame ankle and while at his house I met his wife and heard a great deal about you and your family of interest to myself and Mamma, so I wrote her all I knew about you, but I want to see for myself your wife and the little girls. I know I shall like them. Mr. Trumbull of San Rafael also knows you, so I feel not entirely a stranger, or that you are not a stranger rather. Mary [Merrill] and I want to go to Martinez Friday, if pleasant weather. If not, Saturday. If it rains Saturday I can't tell when it will be possible for us to go. We'll go up in the morning train, which leaves here, I think, between eight and nine. I have no paper to look up the time. I shall telephone you at the station, if I find that I have made a mistake as to the time.
With kindest regards from us all to yourself and Mrs. Muir, I am as ever,
1887 Feb 16
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22 cm.
Moores, Janet, "Letter from Janet [Moores] to John Muir, 1887 Feb 16." (1887). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1707.
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