[Louie Strentzel Muir]


Grandma Muir [Ann Gilrye Muir]



Dear blessed household:
Grandma Muir and the children:

How we wish, little Wanda and I, that we could be with you all this happy morning.
John's long, good letter came an hour ago, and I have been explaining it all to baby, how dear papa has at last reached home and found his own mamma who will pet him and nurse him until he is strong and well enough to come back and stay with his baby. I read aloud the old Park experiences, and about the dreadful fall from the horse that papa had until the child began sobing wildly, but at last she is comforted with the thought that Grandma and Auntie Tadie have loved papa so many years that they will, know just the very best way to take care of him and make him feel glad and rest well, only she says, "Baby wants to hold papa's hand too, and kiss him many times!"

[From Mrs. Muir]


Martinez, Cal

Date Original

1885 Sep 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0416

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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