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John Muir



JamaicPlain,Mass., April 5,1905.

Dear Muir:

Many thanks for your note. Glad you like the Manual which has cost me a year of as hard work as any I have ever done. Can't you make it known in California through the newspapers? I daresay there are many people in the state who might find it useful if they knew about it. It takes, you know, a long time for the knowledge of such things to get abroad.
I like your flitting proposition pretty well and am thinking of it, but your beloved Crataegus is holding me pretty fast and I do not know if I cam tear myself away from this thorny path. Still I do want to see a little more of the world before I pass away from it. When are you coming east again?

With kind regards to your wife and daughters, I am,

Always faithfully yours,


John Muir, Esq.,
Martinez, Cal.



Jamaica Plain, Mass

Date Original

1905 Apr 5


Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0359

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

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