Louie Strentzel


Louie Strentzel


John Muir




March 13, 1880.

Dear John,

Your letter of Tuesday did not reach me until last night, when I made search and found the precious notebooks, to our astonishment! for I asked you just before we left if you had them. Mother seemed so bright and comfortable that I think it will be safe fore me to leave her in Mrs. Branchs care for two or three days while I go seeking that “satisfactory” carpet for papa grows daily more inpatient over household affairs.

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I will take the note-books with me, unless I hear to from you that you do not need them just now. I almost dared to hope that you would come for them, — and the “twelve days” seem long, longer than I thought. If you can not come, I will be in San Francisco tomorrow, Saturday afternoon. Come to see me at 3 o’clock at Capt. Bielawskis, No. 1615 Clay Street between Polk and Larkin, The Larkin cars transfer to [Lutter F?] Polk I shall be there also after 7 o’clock in the evening and all of Sunday afternoon. If you have made any

engagement to go away from the city at that time, send me a note to the same address.

Ever Yours,

Louie Strentzel

In awful haste —


[ Alhambra, Calif ]

Date Original

1880 Mar 13


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0065

Collection Identifier

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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