John Muir


John Muir [Other]


John Muir



Dealer in Groceries, Fruits
and vegetables

1425 San Pablo Avenue,
Oakland, Cal., May 22, '85.

Mr, Muir,
Dear Sir:

I have been having some of your cherries, and the name of John Muir is really a scarce name, so I thought I would write you a few lines to see if you were any relation of mine. I was born in Renfrew Shair near Glasgow in Scotland at a little place called Busby. My father's name was "Walter", a farmer at the above named place, and did not know whether you were any relation or not. If you are I would like to hear from you, if it is convenient for you to write to me, or if you were to come and see me I would be glad to see you, or any one of my name, I had a good many relations around there, but it is a long time since I left there. Be pleased to answer this at your earliest convenience, and oblige,

Your humble servant,

John Muir

[Letter marked, "Other John Muirs" and contained in folder marked, "other Muirs or supposed relatives."]


…Oakland, Cal

Date Original

1885 May 22


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0252

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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