Emily O. Wilson


E[mily] O. Wilson


John Muir



Aug. 19th 1904

Mr John Muir- Martinez.

Dear old friend - This afternoon your box of delicious fruit arrived, and we send many thanks for it. What delicious peaches "The Muirs [are?]
I showed the golden fruit to Dr Wilson and he ate part of one - the first he would eat of anything since his morning meal. He is very feeble, and has a poor appetite of late, but it is wonderful how his strength holds out - in spite of all-



Peaches and plums are his favorite fruits, and I think tomorrow he will enjoy them. The Gaskills were in this afternoon just before the box came but I telephoned them that they came an hour too soon: and they tho't they would be around tomorrow to get a taste.
Mr. G. has just passed into his seventy ninth year, and yet


he is smart and active while Dr. Wilson has been an invalid for years and is but 76 - If he can but stay as he is - suffering no more than he does now I will not complain for we are very comfortable
Come and see us when you come this way, for we shall be glad to see you
Kind regards to all.

Sincerely E. O Wilson

593 Sycamore St



Oakland [Calif.]

Date Original

1904 Aug 19


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 29 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0474

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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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