John Muir


John Muir


Daniel [H. Muir]


Indpls Last evening of [illegible]

Dear brother Daniel

I thank you for the ferns and for Ponted[illegible] cordata- that plant with the [illegible] of blue flowers, I am glad you sent it because although I had tried to analyze it a great many times long ago I was per- voked to "try again." and as my brains seem to grow I made its acquaintance without much trouble, I have a specimen of it in Wis & one here which I suppose you remember we found at the end of Lake Ontario, & when I was trying to analyze it you lay down in the hot sand & hot sun in profound sleep

I send you tonight $25 per Am' Ex'. I am sorry Dan that I could not send it sooner, but what with giving & lending I was poor, when you wrote I am getting along pretty well, I have a good room and a tip bed and have framed my pictures - I am on pretty good terms with Osgood & Smith I spent Christmas in putting up a lime shaft in the new brick shop. Prof Butler paid me a visit last Saturday and I spent a very happy evening with him etc Merril's I sent a book to Henry

I hope Dany with all my heart that this will be a happy year with you and be full of pros- parity & satisfaction in the pursuit of your plans We do not know what of trouble [illegible] of joy is to be given us, but surely it is the part of a wise man to nerve himself for either. May our beneficent heavenly Father bless you dear brother and make this New Year & all your other years abound in all that is manly & good

Most cordially John


Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

Circa Date

1866 [Dec 31]

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0908

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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