John Muir


[John Muir]


[Sarah Muir Galloway]


[Spring 1871]

In the mill again. The snow all melted there is a violet Three species grow in the valley, white, blue, & yellow You know the fringed blue gentian that grows at the sides of dry meadow I wish you would watch some this summer & send me some seeds also a few seeds of the white water lily & a few of the little blue harebells that are so abundant about you, with a pressed specimen with any little flower easily sent that I know, O how I long to see you all but Heaven only knows my future paths I will tell David or Daniel to call at Indianapolis for my scraps of property left there I want you & Maggie & Mother to take the pictures Evening is coming - the bottom of the valley is in shadow but the sun still lights the south dome & the sentinel & a bluer sky

than you ever beheld is over all Farewell my kindest remembrances to your David & little ones, Do write a letter oftener




Circa Date

[1871 Mar]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0399

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

Owning Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. 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



2 pages


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



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.