John Muir


John Muir


David [M.] G[alloway]


Yosemite Sep 8th

Dear brother David G

I am truly much obliged to you for the pains you have taken concerning that strip of Fountain Lake land If you think that the cattle & hogs can be kept off by any ordinary care & fencing considering the character of the neighborhood I wish that you would offer Ennis from 2 1/2 to 10 dollars per acre as you can agree, but if you think that the stock cannot be fenced out I do not care to have the land at all It is a splendid natural garden

& wish that I could send a portion of myself to guard it. I am glad to hear that you are making so comfortable a home for yourself & precious little ones Few portions of the world can be more beautiful & healthful than Wisconsin would that I could spend a week with you. Tomorrow I start upwards again in the summits to study. I will be very busily engaged for the next two yrs upon the works & ways of the ancient glaciers. wh did most of the work of forming & fashioning this grand Yosemite

Farewell my love to all John Muir





Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0515

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. 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



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.