John Muir


John Muir


[Annie Kennedy] Bidwell


[stamped at top: Bidwell Papers Bancroft Library]

Martinez, March 29, 1881.

Dear Mrs Bidwell,

Bloom time has come and a bloom baby has come and never since the Glacial Period or Baby Period began on earth were happier people How beautiful the world is and how beautiful is the time of the coming of our darling. We are five now. four steadfast old lovers around one little love. She is four days old or four years I scarce remember which. You must come & see.

Every truly your friend. John Muir.

[stamped at top: Bidwell Papers Bancroft Library]

[on envelope: Mrs General Bidwell, Chico, California.]


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1881 Mar 29


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0470

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The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. 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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