John Muir


John Muir


[Sarah Muir Galloway]


[Sept, 1860]

If you should come to Madison at any time I will expect a kawl you shall I assure be entering welcome Im beginning to weary sorely to see you all again Id willingly bid goodbye for an hour or more to Madisons pretty icy mountains A lady has an extra ordinary amount of long faced sober scheming and thought to get butter and bread for their bodys The whole affair will soon be wound up May we [show?] ourselves faithful servants whatever be our job that when the trial days are past we get the eternal reward through the merit of our Savior Jesus Christ How apt we are to forget him amid this exciting life game May God bless you all, Goodbye Write often Sarah Whither I write [or?] no these letters from home are like pieces of ice that I find among the hot sand Please give Maggie a read of this letter, with this bit it will do as well as a new one

Ill have to get my content now since I began this [bachel?] affair I dont feel so well but I think if other things run smoothly I would do finely The three university buildings are in the middle of a beautiful park of maybe a hundred acres the trees are close and beautiful some place at others smoothe and velvety Ask David Muir when you see him next if he dont think it [deleted would be] a place fitted by nature for breaking steers, the lake too would be so fine for stock I wonder who sent me the hook and eye box full of moss There is a card for Joanna Has W Reid given you the picture I sent you I wrote your name on it but did not tell him to give it to you It is the second drawing of the whole Mitchell's folk are well David M I hope you will write me a long letter soon Tell me all your troubles John Muir



[Madison, Wisc.]

Circa Date

[1860 Sep]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 20.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0065

Collection Identifier

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

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2 pages


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



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