W[illiam] H. Trout
[Louie Strentzel Muir]
548 Madison St Milwaukee Wis Aug 17th 1896
Mrs John Muir
I take the liberty of addressing this letter to you, in order to obtain your account P.O. adress. I promised Mr Muir a large family photo, but neglected to get his addresss: often though of it, but hated to interrupt the precious conversation by asking. I considered that I had it in some old letters, but these if I now have them, seem hard to find. So I am presuming on the good nature of the P.O men, to find you, without your direct address; which then you will kindly furnish me.
I presume Mr Muir is now engaged with that forestry commission he told me about when here: roaming the mountains, along the northern part of your coast, enjoying his earthly heaven, I could enjoy it with him, and enjoy his narration of these things immensely. My neccessities however lead me in a different line, but fortunately one that accords with my nature.
In communicating to Mr Muir, please give him my kindest regards.
W. H. Trout
1896 Aug 17
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.
Trout, William H., "Letter from W[illiam] H. Trout to [Louie Strentzel Muir], 1896 Aug 17." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 824.
Reel 09, Image 0378
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