Wm. C. Bartlett


John Muir



San Francisco, Novemb 6 1882

John Muir Esq.

My Dear Friend;

I delayed making an acknowledgement [by?] note for the box of grapes hoping to get time to run up to Martinez and thank you in person. But as I see no [illegible] of getting off just now, let me say that the grapes came to hand and a new attractive assortment I never saw. The bright colored leaves made them more attractive. Oh that I had a vineyard – a few acres [where?] the everlasting [illegible] and din of making newspapers would not be known. Some day I hope to see you and yours. How the [days go by?] each filled up with [deleted word] strain and work! Thanks for a reminder that there is something better than newspapers in this world

Truly Your Friend [illegible] [Bartlett?].



San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1882 Nov 6


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0928

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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