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.
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]
1882 Nov 6
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Bagnall, John, "Letter from John Bagnall to John Muir, 1882 Nov 6." (1882). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 723.
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