John Muir


[John Muir]


David [Gilrye Muir]



Cedar Keys Florida [1867] Dec 13 - ['67?] [Sick Dec 13?]

Dear bro [David?] I am still a prisoner of sick[illegible]. I have had [pain more or less ever?] since the first attack I had a [illegible] three days ago, have [confined to bed ever?] since I have not been [illegible] [illegible] to come home any thime since I was sick. I am troubled with drenching night sweats which are very weakening In my f[illegible] I am often [illegible]ible but I hope that my [illegible] [illegible] will bear it all Hopes of enjoying the glorious mountains & flower fields of S. America

does much to sustain me I know that I would soon recover if I was at home. I feel more like getting well now than I have for a long time, say to mother & the girls that I am getting better, don't till them any more, Your letter of the 20th [Nov?] took twenty days to come As soon as that 75 dollars reaches me I will take the steamer for New Orleans & if the doctors there tell me to go home I suppose I will have to submit I suppose those feaus are the price of my walk & I am willing to pay it, I hope you are all well. Has Dan returned to Mich, Did you receive my plants My money is nearly all spent. I hope to get that package per Ex [illegible]

Goodbye David My love to all


Cedar Keys, Fla.

Circa Date

[1867] Dec 13


Original letter dimensions: 13.0 x 19.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1156

Collection Identifier

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

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3 pages


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



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