John Muir


[Louie Strentzel Muir]


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[1][letterhead]July 15, 1896G.A.M.Dear Louie,I have just telegraph you to address letters to Spokane, Washington, Write yourself & tell Helen & Wanda to write. If you have sent letters here I will receive them as I will order them forwarded to Spokane our next address for a week or two. We have just come from the famous Yellowstone. The forests & waters hot & cold were in all their glory & we of course enjoyed them unspeakably.Yesterday was very hot & we spent a horrible night in a sleeping car or choking cars rather today is also hot & it makes me anxious about you in our little valley.02128[2][letterhead]I enjoy the compqany of the Commission especially of Sargent & Gen. Abbott. Pinchot is out here somewhere but we have not yet found him. though we expect to meet him soon. Sargent would like to go to Alaska but will probably not find time for the trip until next year. This hot weather makes one long for ice in the air as well as in drinking water In the worst heats of north winds you must promptly put Helen & the cats into the cellar & be very careful about drinking ice water. Cool the water but do not make it ice cold. I send you a clipping that appeared in last evenings paper.02128


Helena, Mont

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Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

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