C. C. Parry


C. C. Parry


John Muir


[in margin: Dr. Parry]


526. [Eddy?] St. San Francisco Aug 26th 1888

Dear Muir

We hear you have got back from Puget Sound &c no doubt with a good supply of glacial scratches and picturesque impressions. not however I hope as Dr. Hagen the entomologist said of his trip in Montana. [illegible] "that he brought back the marks of every rock in Montana on his back- side"! Well you must come & report or give us a chance to hear you talk somewhere. You heard I suppose the sad news from Chico. Mrs Bidwells case pronounced "confirmed consumption" and she advised to leave Chico for

a more bracing climate. it is sad, and the genl is heart_broken. Such a happy home broken up I whall never want to see it again only as I remember it in the past.

Well you will be down to town often and the new [illegible] establishment is not far from our quarters We conclude however to return East next month about 2[illegible] and so must make the best of our remaining stay.

Somebody with plenty of money has consented to publish some of Dr. Kelloggs three sketches, will commence with the Oaks; Mr. [illegible] is to edit it and will commence at once. I hope it will be something creditible to the dear old fellows memory.

A[illegible] matters "in state gov" the chief scientific work - black-balling? There is to be a grand base ball game at next meeting 1st Monday

in Sept to [illegible] take the first toss _ who will it hurt? I hope you manage to get a "leg of mutton" with or without the treat_ Did you meet [Mssers?] Mrs McKinneys outfit? [satirical drawing]!

What did you see in the way of &c &c

I suppose you have had some stories to concoct for Anne Wanda? Did Miss Annie reach home safely?

You see there is much to answer and you had better commence at once

Mrs. P joins in regards to yourself & family Yours truly CC. Parry


…San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1888 Aug 26


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 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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