Rachel Colby


John Muir


Dear Mr. Muir, Please do not feel distressed over your informal departure on Sunday. I have seen Mr. Colby do just such things and know the reasons, either mental fatigue, or concentration in the subject uppermost in his mind. I truly enjoyed the trip to Del Monte, and my hope that Marian and I were not so bothersome as “John Burroughs’s Ladies.” If Mil [?] can get […] we are hoping soon to visit you on a Sunday-to go up I Mother’s [?] automobile. Yours most cordially, Rachel […] Colby […] […] May 27th



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File Identifier

R Colby to John Muir2

Collection Identifier

This correspondenc is part of the John Muir Papers, MSS 048.

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. 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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