John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]



San Francisco.


My dear Helen-

I got your nice lot of pictures & I think they are very cunning & funny I counted them & found there were thirty four I suppose you will be a great artist some day like Mr. Keith. I saw Mr Keith & he said How is Helen the first thing. I wish you would be down here with me for I am lonsome but I want you all the time whether I'm lonesome or not. Tell mamma I will be home Saturday night. & that I hope grandmas eye is getting better. I guess you & Wanda are learning very fast with Miss Graydon. You must study hard but not too hard & then you can read nice books & write letters as well as print them & picture them. There are no little boys or girls or babies or ladies in all this big house & no dogs or cats or rats or mice or flies only a lot of men & one lonesome mosquito-

[in margin: Goodbye dear till tomorrow night & Heaven bless you all always]


San Francisco, [Calif]


Original letter dimensions: 30.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1468

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.

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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

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