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]

Circa Date



Original letter dimensions: 30.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1468

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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