[Annie] Wanda [Muir]
Grand Hotel, S.F.
July 14, 1989.
My dear Wanda
Your letter to me was very short but very delightful & charming & the illustrations at the end very original & fine. I wish I could see you tonight though you went to bed long ago & no doubt are asleep for it is now midnight & I will see you in a day or two for my writing is nearly done. I see very few people in my room & speak only about three words a day to anybody though there are so many people in San Francisco I never go out of my room except when I go to my meals. But though I am lonesome I see a good deal of myself for there are five mirrors in my room, two of them large enough to give my whole length. Once when I was going to my dinner I saw seven little monkeys in a birdcage all huddled close together to keep warm they were the smallest monkeys I ever saw, not half as big as a cottontail rabbit & all the seven not half as big as Brownie. & yet their
funny little faces were just like little old mens faces & they looked so sober I never laughed & kept winking so much I couldnt help laughing at them, Tell Helen about them. but today when I was eating my supper I saw a queer looking man He ad very long mustaches but yet he looked silly though I think he liked his mustaches better than anything else for he kept playing with them and fondling them as if they were little puppies. He looked something like this
Tell your Mamma that though I am tired I am not so badly off as she things only my head is too hot & feel too cold thats all. You & Helen had better write & tell what you want me to bring you when I come home And if you dont wish - say soon I will be home before your letter gets here - Now good night my dear & may Heaven ever bless you & keep you safely & Helen & Mamma & grandpa & grandma & all JM
Grand Hotel, S[an] F[rancisco, Calif]
1889 Jul 14
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Annie] Wanda [Muir], 1889 Jul 14." (1889). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1845.
Reel 06, Image 0175
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