Letter from John Muir to Strentzel [Family], 1878 May 5." by John Muir

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Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 31.5 cm.

Publication Year:
2008

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https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/jmcl/11225
Author(s):
Muir, John
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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. 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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John Muir; correspondence; letters; author; writing; naturalist; California; correspondent; mail; message; post; exchange of letters; missive; notes; epistle
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1419 Taylor St. San Francisco; May 5th, 1878.Dear Strentzels, I got slowly & safely back, in time to see the Swetts off for Shasta. A boat arrived at the Martinez wharf just as the Doctor got me down. I went aboard, but was turned back by a guardian angel, in the form of a black whickered [ man?] who informed me in time that his boat went to Sacramento. The right craft came at 5 o’clock. Helen left this morning, & the house is in everyway most [illegible]fully dull, & I wont stay in it, will go into the woods, perhaps about [illegible], will see more trees. Helens life [illegible] very beautifully about the cherries. The granite blossoms dame down in fine bush condition. I go in about two weeks to my regular summers work, In the mountain dont feel like writing, & will go for 8 or 10 days anywhere, I will not forget your kindness[in margin: Very Truly your friend John Muir]