John Muir


(Annie) Wanda Muir


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[Page 6] The sky makes a far louder noise and that is the sound we hear most, but baby cannot hear it because it is so far away and because there is no telephone to make baby hear. It is dark now and baby has gone to bed and papa will not write much more until he writes another letter to baby and papa and mamma pray that God will keep baby safely and soon papa and mamma will come back to baby and bring many pretty things for baby. Here is a pretty flower that opens in the night and shines when the stars come into the sky Good night Papa will soon write another letter to baby and papa hopes that baby will be very good and do what grandma and grandpa tells her and be careful not to fall on the stairs or on the steps outside and do not eat anything that will make baby sick. And now papa says to his own sweet baby Goodbye.


Yosemite Valley [Calif.]

Date Original

1884 Jul 10


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

1884 jul 10 jm to wanda

File Identifier

MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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1884 Jul 10 jm to wanda p6


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