Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[Annie] Wanda [Muir]

Preview

image preview

Transcription

[2]Helen. I suppose you are busy with your lessons & peaches, peaches especially. You are now a big girl almost a woman, & you must mind your lessons & get in a good [store?] of the best words of the best people while your memory is retentive & then you will go through the world rich. Ask mother to give you lessons to commit to memory every day. Mostly the sayings 01702[3]of Christ in the gospels, & selections from the poets. Find the hymn of praise in Paradise lost- "These are thy glorious works [Parent?[ of God Almighty"- & learn it well. Last evening after writing to Helen I took a walk with Maggie Lunam along the shore on the rocks where I played when a boy. The waves made a grand show breaking in sheets & sheaves of foam, & grand songs - the same old songs they sang to me in my childhood

Location

Dunbar, Scotland

Date Original

1893 Jul 13

Source

Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir07_1204-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1204

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Page Number

Page 2

Keywords

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

Share

COinS