Letter from John Muir to Wanda and Helen Muir, 1893 Sep 26" by John Muir

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Publication Year:
2011

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https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/jmcl/18969
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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New York Sep. 26, 1893 Dear Wanda & Helen I was very glad to get your letters yesterday. They were both very interesting and well written. Tell Mama that I got her telegram yesterday (Monday) but Grandmas I got Saturday. If Mr Gilder gets back to New York tomorrow then Mr Johnson and I will go to Washington about the forests but I don’t want to go alone. This is the only thing that keeps me in New York. I mean to stay a day or two at Chicago, & with mother, then my dears I’m coming straight home, declining all other invitations. I got some clothes made in Edinburgh just before I left, & while trying them on I stood between two mirrors & saw the back of my head for the first time. Then I noticed a spot nearly bald & though perhaps I would have to wear a wig some day & you would all b e talking about it Her e is what I thought you would be saying I hope it will amuse you a little while you are waiting for me to appear