John Strentzel


J[ohn] Strentzel


John Muir


[embossed and faintly hand stamped letterhead]

August 14 [h?] 1885

Dear John Muir

We fondly hope that you would have re mained for a few days at [illegible] to recuperate, as there will be nothing gained by either [illegible] am [illegible]will keep things [illegible] here.

I hope that you have passed even the most tiresome part of your journey & reached your firends a full [illegible] of goodies, so your abolutions [illegible] will not be curtailed by [stricken word] Gibbons [Miller?]

The [illegible] for the last few

days were rather heavy favoring our growth [illegible] some [illegible].

Grandma is gradually improving with lessen pain

Your affectionately

J Strentzel

[in margin: [possibly child's scribbles, at bottom of page, signed Wanda?]]



…Martinez, California

Date Original

1885 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0356

Collection Identifier

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

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



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