John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


01201 [1885]

803 Wabash Avenue Kansas City, Oct 11

Dear Louie. The funeral was on Thursday & I should hav been on the way for home by this time but Anna is sick & says she will nto be able to leave here before Wednesday 14th You need not in any case telegraph to Walter as I shal give you notice when we start & when we are to reach Martinez_

David & Mary have gone home. So have Maggie & John R. Dan did not come to the funeral & Mother telegraphed she could not come. When Anna & I leave poor Joanna will be alone once more after all this. She is pretty sorely tired out I have seen a good deal of David, & miss him much now that he is gone


I thnk Anna will stand the journey pretty well. Dan says that she is likely to get entirely well with proper care We connect with the Southern Pacific at Mohave & I will telegraph you there within a day of home.

Sorry to be delayed again after all your waiting but I cannot leave Anna though she says she can follow alone.

Love to all Ever Yours John Muir

Tell Wanda that little Ethel is a very nice girl & she is coming to see her sometime soon in California & this morning she sends a kiss. She is playing on the floor now. She is about 3 years old & smart & good too._


...Kansas City, [Mo]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0495

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