Creator

John Muir

Creator

[John Muir]

Recipient

[Mary Muir]

Transcription

[1]

[1870] Yosemite Val' May 15

Dear Sister. I recd a letter last evening from Prof Butler stating that you had called when both he & his wife were absent. He hopes that you will call again - says that he will be very happy to know you & to assist you in any way that may be in his power After making his acquaintance you will feel more at home in the beautiful loving [illegible] [illegible] His conversation is very witty & cheerful & instructive & has a big [illegible] heart His son Henry is one of my very best & most affectionate friends You must seek his acquaintance too, which will all be easy when he knows that you are my sister. The little girls are also well worth knowing I am well acquainted with [Gracey?]


[2]

& susa & Charlie Sterling. Please remember me to them I wish Mrs Carr had been in Madison She is a most enthusiastic lover of Botany & nature in general & also of Music & sketching She would have assisted you very much What are you studying It is long since I heard from you I know that like Mendota is very beautiful now & the banks having [illegible] & Anemones. Send me one or two of Anemone [illegible] & An' Nattaliana - & send some of them seeds in the fall The snow is melting on the mtns' & the falls here are in glorious tune. Spring is far advanced the oaks are in leaf & thirty or fourty kinds of plants are in flower. I [anxiously?] wish you success

[in margin: Farewell, Address, Yosemite California Care JM Hutchings via Big Oak Flat]

Location

Yosemite Val[ley, Calif.]

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir02_0267-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0267

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

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

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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