John Bagnall


John Bagnall


John Muir



Hamilton Gram. School, Geary St. near Scott, San Francisco, Nov. 6, 1882.

Mr. John Muir,

Dear Sir and Kind Friend:

That “Box of Grapes” you so Kindly sent, has come to hand. How can I sufficiently thank you for your many kindnesses? It is not the least of my grief, that, by missing that chance to make a fortune 4 years ago; [deleted: that] I put it out of my own power (perhaps Forever,) to reward my faithful, generous friends as they deserve.

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But if God does look down upon mortals, with loving will and power to do them good:- May He reward each and all of my friends, a thousand –fold. When you come to S.F. do call and see me, even if it is only for 5 minutes: - and especially, if Mrs. Muir should bring the “Baby” to town, I should, very much like to see it. My brotherly love to all

Yours truly John Bagnall


…San Francisco, Calif]

Date Original

1882 Nov 6


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0924

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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