John Muir


John Muir


Dan[iel H. Muir]



Uncle John is fixing his plants to day he has gathered a great many around here he has some very pretty specimens. Merrill has been gathering flowers as well as Uncle John, he has some pretty ones too. Mr [illegible] was here to night I go to school and study Arithmetic Geography Reading and spelling. I have to write every afternoon at school. I will have to close as I have nothing more to [say?].

Your little niece

Anna G. Galloway


At David Galloway

Dear brother Dan

I am very busy & happy among the friends & flowers of home I mean to write you soon I have to walk to Portage tonight We mean to be home to Ind' in a few weeks We may possibly see you on our way home how far are you from Mich' City Please write me at Madison Wis' I will be there a few days or weeks Do not be disappointed if we should not come my health is not extra g[illegible] I am finding a great many flowers I hope you are doing well


together with all your [illegible] [illegible[ [illegible] & [illegible] I am in haste - Yours very cordially

John Muir


Port Hope, August 9th 1867

Dear Uncle Daniel

Mother has received the letter that you wrote last she thought it was as funny that she let Uncle John and Pa read it. she did not knew any thing about the people that you spoke about. so that she had to ask Uncle John if he knew any thing about them. Pas is cutting wheat today it is the first of his own this year he has harvest. [illegible] [illegible] to help him. Uncle [John?] and Merrill is going away to night. there was not any school to day because the teacher was sick. Uncle John and Merrill was over [at?] the Observatory [illebgible] [illegible] the [illegible] time they were over they went over to wolf hill and got some birch bark, and I think it is very strange I will send you a piece of it so that you can see it Merrill wrote a letter to one of his friends in Indianapolis on it


Port Hope [Wisc.?]

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Reel 01, Image 1108

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


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