John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


Portland, Aug. 15,[1885],
12 M.

Dear Louie,

I mean to leave for home today at 3 o'clock P.M. I am feeling pretty well, stomach all right today.
I have just seen John Muir and had a long chat with him in his private office. He is a remarkably interesting man -- all of that name are. He wanted me to go out to his house and stay a day or two, but of course that would be too much of J. M. at present. He provided me with a half fare ticket to St. Paul, and return, via Kansas City, which will be a saving of a hundred dollars or so. I also found Mr. Shulze and heard of Mr. Vanderbilt. He is still in Alaska, and well, but not rich.
I hope you are caring more for your health than for the ranch affairs. I will not stay away longer than you think I can be spared, provided you do not allow things to affect your health. I miss my Wanda, but know she is happy with her grandpa. Tell her I kiss my hand to her every day, though far away.
Goodbye, love to all,

Ever truly yours,


I fear no letter has yet reached Portland, but will call at the office just before leaving. Will get your letter when I return here on the way home by way of the Oregon Shortline.


Portland, [Oregon]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0364

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