Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

Louie [Strentzel Muir]

Transcription

01354

[letterhead]

July 7th 1889

O dear Louis here's more & were these letters not accompanied by the documentary printed evidence you might almost think that these reptiles were bred & born in alcohol. "The Parson & the Snakes" Think of that for sunday reading Waht is to become of this nation & the Examiner It's Johnson too Who would have thought it. I think of Longfellows daughter being signed to such an article. Well Im pegging away but very slowly Have got to the 30th page enough in four days for five minutes reading

01354

[letterhead]

& yet I work hard but the confounded subject has got so many arms & branches, & I am so cruelly severe on myself as to quality & honesty of work that I cant go fast, I just get tired in my head & lose all power of criticism until I rest awhile. Its very noisy here but I dont notice it. I sleep well & eat well & my queer throat feeling has nearly vanished - The weather is very cool. Have to put my overcoat on the bed to reinforce the moderate cover. Wear two pair of drawers & have cold legs & feet & fingers only head warm. Good night Love to babes & all JM

Location

Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Cal

Date Original

1889 Jul 7

Source

Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir06_0125-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0125

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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