Creator

I. E. Dwinell

Creator

I. E. Dwinell

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

00906

Sacramento Ap. 17, 1880

Mr J[n?] Muir, My dear Sir:

After leaving you I made close connections at Port Costa. In fact the “overland” was already in & ready to pass on the ferry boat. from there I reached home safely with the exception of having my umbrella suddenly [demoralized?] when getting out of the horse-car in Sacramento. While on the cars I had a good opportunity in the [illegible] storm to think of you & my own short-comings. I don’t believe I thanked you or expressed my admiration for the way you put me through from Alhambra to Martinez in

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that rainy morning. It was certainly a famous driver, like the rush of a torrent down the canon. In fact it was a part of both. Then I remembered that you must have had the hardest time in returning, as the storm would be in your face, & the horses would naturally feel the effects of the [spurr?]; but it occurred to me as a compensation that Alhambra was before you with its comfort & peace. Many, many happy days may you have, there or elsewhere, under the inspirations & helps of the new fellowship! I shall not expect less from you, but more, if not in original observation in inaccessible regions, yet in the way of working up ob-

servations & in literary & scientific production, from the influence of the fellow-worker, who will be more than an admirer, a helper. I can not but invoke the blessings of the invisible Source of success in high labor, from the start, on the [illegible] of two such sympathetic natures, that the compination may lead to higher practical results than would be possible in either case, separately. May each find inspiration & strength & faith for achievement from the other, & the blessing of God be on you both! Give my kind regards to Mrs. Muir, & my warm sympathy & best wishes to Mrs. & Dr Strentzel. As every yours, J. E. Dromill

Location

Sacramento [Calif.]

Date Original

1880 Apr 17

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir04_0116-md-1.pdf

File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0115

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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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2 pages

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