John Muir


[John Muir]


[Anna Galloway]


Ind'p'l's Jan [illegible]

My dear little flower loving niece I read your nice little letter containing so long a list of candy animals that came from the well stocked fields & pastures of Old Santa Claus, I guess he thought you were a good girl, and I think so too - I have a great many pretty wild flowers to show you some day, and I want you to keep some to show me Here is a pretty moss that I found in Indiana growing on a great big old rotten log. Its name is Climacium [illegible]- [illegible]. I do not think you can find it in Wisconsin. I will tell you about it when I come to see you. I think grandma gave you a nice present, you will [illegible] with [illegible] to some purpose some day

I think that Cecelia has lots of teeth. I hope she will always have plenty of good things to eat with them. I wish Anna that you could come to see me for I am lonesome sometimes I would learn you to draw pretty pictures and learn you how to find the names of all the trees and flowers and grapes and how to love them. I am glad that you are learning to read so well - if you were here you could read to me in the evenings when I am tired. You said that you were studying geo- graphy well you must look for Indianapolis sometimes and think on uncle John because he likes you



Ind[ianapolis, Ind]

Circa Date

[1867 Jan]


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 13.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0920

Collection Identifier

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

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Copyright Holder

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2 pages


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



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