Daniel H. Muir


D[aniel] H. Muir


John Muir



Avery Mich. May 19th /67

Dear brother John

Your short note of the 15th was received yesterday excepting which I believe it is longer since I heard from you than you from me - I am right glad to learn that shortly letters may be dis- pensed with for a while. Come The model is still here if in existence at all, it is not near complete yet I have had but very little time since I returned as I have only worked in the shop a little. worked some in the new mill and some in the saw-mill. The new shop will perhaps start in about a month You did not tell whether your sight was much affected


or not. I have not stuffed many birds yet - The ferns are growing fast come & see or the early ones will be past come & see The woods are full of wonders come & see And the water's full of pollywogs you'd see And each one "wags his little taily" that you'l see Leave the dirty dusty city smoky stinking what a pitty that a man who loves the country cannot breath its sweetness now delay not to come to your affetionate brother

D. H Muir

be sure & get here this week



Avery, Mich

Date Original

1867 May 19


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1060

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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