Henry Payot


Henry Payot


John Muir



San Francisco Apr 13 1881

My dear Mr. Muir –

Don’t believe a word of what Upham has been writing!!! for you might think that he alone is pleased to hear the good news – as it is not so – The [Payor?] family are all interested in the little miss as well as the Upham family & you will please accept our congratulations with the request that Mrs. Muir will kiss the baby for each of us – this is quite a task I know

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for according to the last census we number ½ doz – but it will be a pleasant one we know. With the permission of Dr & Mrs. Strentzel as well yours & your good wife’s, we ask the privilege of joining with you in your happiness and add to the affection that is centered around that dear “little love” at the Albamba – Please accept our very best compliments to all, and an extra kiss for baby –

Your friend [illegible].



…San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1881 Apr 13


Original letter dimensions: 13 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0506

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