Dan[iel H. Muir]
1419 Taylor St San Francisco Dec’ 7th, 1876
Dear brother Dan
I wish you were a little less taci[illegible], I seldom hear from you, & were it not for letters from mother & Dave & the girls, you would long ere this have become wholly invisible to me. In my long lonely explorations of the wilds of this vast region of California & Nevada I some- -times think of our rambles in the Canada woods when you were my only companion & how I used to hope you would devote yourself to similar Natural studies, I have just returned from a long recounaisance of the mountain ranges of Nevada North Capt Rodgers of the Coast Surrey. Next year we hope to reach the Rocky Mountains in Colorado between Lat’ 38° 30’ & 59° 30’ -
I suppose you enjoy the practice of your profession the aches & arts of poor humanity is an immense field. Yet it seems hard that anyone should be depr[illegible]ded of their freedom to so great an extent as Doctors are by being made special waiters at everybodys call – I could use the small amount of money I loaned you long ago, to advantage if you can find it convenient to send it by express. Still I dont wish you to give yourself any real trouble about it. The sun beams warmly on our beautiful bay & all the gardens are in bloom. I send you a couple of nespapers [illegible]ting letters of mine that I fancied you might care to see. With kindest regards to your wife I am Cordially yours John Muir ————
1876 Dec 7
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Dan[iel H. Muir], 1876 Dec 7." (1876). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 356.
Reel 03, Image 0465
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