Louie [Strentzel] Muir


[John Muir]


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[8]brought me the $100. you sent, and the check from Scribner’s for $285. I fear that you have not taken enough with you for all your needs. Mr. & Mrs. Swett and Helen came yesterday for three or four days’ stay to look at land ect. They like best a 7 acre field of Mr. Barber’s, below his house, on the creek opposite Roger’s field, and also 70 acres of our Barber pasture. Mr. Swett is not quite sure though that he wants any farm at all. Mrs. S. said she came to tell me about “the last moments in San Francisco.” Alas! there is so little that she can tell. I have written a long letter to your mother, my dear mother now, and I think that we can comfort each other’s aching heart, a little. Sister Joanna sent to baby, a little cluster of daintiest wild010095to Australia on forestry, mines, ect. is now on the way home, but will spend some time in the Nevada mines. The Doctor of the party told us about a Polish Professor exiled from Warsaw to Siberia, who has given much study as a naturalist, to Kamtchatka. He is Dr Dybowski and a few months ago; was living I [Petropavlovsk.?] I hope you will find him there and he may be able to help you in many ways. I did not think before of the possibility of the Rodgers meeting the Corwin, but Lieut. Maguire of the Richard Rush, called here yesterday and said they would undoubtedly meet at St. Michaels. The Rush will come again next week to our wharf for painting, to remain 3 weeks, and the Lieut. said he would come out then and tell us about his trips in Alaskan waters, and what he knew of the Arctic[10]my beloved, my husband, I will be patient until the wild winter weather but after that, I can not, I can not bear it, and our little child will need you. Dear husband, dear father may God be with you. Your faithful wife, Your wee, wee bairnie Louie and Wanda Muir.[in margin: 850] 01009


Martinez, California

Date Original

1881 Jun 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0594

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