John Muir


John Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


[12 Mar 1867]

Ind' Tuesday 12th

Dear mother I am still keeping well though still confined mostly to bed I do not suffer pain and am every way more comfortable than could be expected my friends are kind beyond my ability to write

I spend my time in thinking, sleeping and in hearing my friends read


my appetite is returning and in a few weeks I hope to be busy and [illegible]. I can see a little through the injured eye and it is not yet disfigured. Almost every day my employer visits me.

They have built a new shop and have given me full charge of it so I will not have to work so hard

Kindest love to all J. Muir


Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

Circa Date

[1867 Mar] 12

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0942

Collection Identifier

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

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John Muir National Historic Site. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

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



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