W. H. Trout


John Muir


image preview


[2] [Letter of William Trout to John Muir,Apr. 21, 1888, continued]gentlemen in your acquaintance. I would like to hear of you meeting with him.I have written at length and said but little. Mentally I have written you hundreds of times. I think of much -- too much to write conveniently. Then I postpone -- then when I do write it seems so unsatisfactory. I certainly cannot rest till I see you in your fine southwestern home in the Golden State.The family is all well. I've the shop or rather I'm in the new fine drawing office we have which is probably the finest in America. I have been engaged in designing new and improved sawmill carriages for the heavy work on the Pacific Coast. The drawings are not completed, and out agent has sent in two orders, one three block carriage will take on and handle a log 7 feet dia. x 40 ft. long. No puny muscular power is to be applied to that, all the operations of feeding, rolling and setting to be done by the general power of the mill. Possibly my name may be connected with this in a patent. The orders come from Tacoma, W. T.Well, I shall bring this to a close, hoping it may find you and yours all well. I will not presume to ask you to write till it entirely suits your convenience.Yours, etc.W. H. TroutP.S. I understand that your mother, Mrs. Galloway, and one or two sisters live at Portage or the old home, near it. Now if any of them should come into the city either for business or pleasure we would like to have them call on us and take dinner like old fashioned country folks as we all are, or stay a day or two and see the city sights. Will you convey to them the invitation Our house is conveniently reached. We are just moving to 346 Greenbush St -- will be just 4 blocks from Elizabeth St. Station, which is on the south side of the city.


. . . Milwaukee, Wis

Date Original

1888 Apr 21


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1030

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

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.

Page Number

Page 5


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle