F. B. Perkins




John Muir


532 - 24th St

Oakland Dec 7, 1895

Dear Mr Muir,

On the mantel shelf of the room where I write are the pictures of your children whom I have come to almost reckon as my own, & to think that their smiles belong to myself personally.
And along with this has grown my desire to see & talk with their father once more. Do let me know when you will be in the vicinity again. If possible do come here & see us: the latch string reaches out to the street. Or if you cannot do this let me know where I may see you & if possible Mahomet will go to the mountain.
We are boarding at the Kelsey House.

Very truly yours

F. B. Perkins


Oakland [Calif .]

Date Original

1895 Dec 7


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1287

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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