Friend Muir =
Mrs. Coolbrith was elected for 6 mos to the position of librarian of the Merced Library at the meeting last night. Strong opposition [illegible] was cropping out - why I don't know.
I enclose letter from our old friend Mr Landsboro write him or me a word or two about the [illegible] idea of when he speaks. Sniff him out in what
Im [say?] His address - if [Im] write direct to him - is Kilmarnock
[in margin: 901]
In spite of the severe weather & half [illegible] along the [Dalton?] trails from before daylight until nearly dark every way & into poor [&?] insufficient foods the trip out did me good The 200 miles in a canoe up stream against very heavy [illegible] ice & the current was a terror - a holy terror I fully calculated that I would never get out, but I didnt care - in the sense that I was not afraid in the least & that if I fell in the least I would have fallen [fighting?] I had with six others diarrhoea into bloody hemmorhages & lumbago in 3 days that no [illegible] in the severity of its pain, I
1898 Jan 11
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.
Magee, Thomas, "Letter from [Thomas Magee] to John Muir, 1898 Jan 11." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2057.
Reel 10, Image 0041
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