[John Muir]


Sarah Muir [Galloway]


image preview


To Sarah Muir Sunday May 10thDear S. I have just returned from the [grave yard?]. David will tell you all about it "The little Mitchells" what a sorrowful affectionate group, and the poor [mother?] may the Eternal Father who alone knows the strength of all this woe, be always near them and lead them. Death never forgets, Is he far from us May we "be ready" it was with no little interest that I saw your Davids signature on [illegible] I thank you for this book and mark the last time I was in a book store I read perhaps an hour in this same book and thought if I was sick I would buy it; here is a bible which I often thought of sending you I bought it in Pr du Chin but I have another reference one and Maggie's besides, [see that you?] wear it well As for home when Dan was telling me about you all I thought I must go but I think I shall endeavor to persuade myself to stay especially as


[Madison, Wisc]

Date Original

1861 May 12


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 20.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0193

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

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


Page Number

Page 1


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