John Muir


John Muir


Mrs. [Annie] Bidwell


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My dear Mrs Bidwell,

In your sudden Bereavement you have my profound sympathy. The life of your beloved husband has been long in years, longer still in good deeds. And now he has gone to the Better Land. He will live on in the hearts of thousands to whom

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he was ever kind and good.

How can I comfort you? I can only mourn and rejoice with you, pray devoutly God bless you, and repeat that I am ever your friend.

John Muir"


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Original letter dimensions: 17 x 11 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 307 Muiriana

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages



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