John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]



July 19th 1888

Dear Louie. We arrived here last Sunday & leave in half an hour for Tacoma. [There?] we may go to Victoria. We want to go along the lines or ordinary travel & with the advantage of knowledge gained of roads to the wlderness choose our grounds for future work. Very hot_am so nervous can hardly write lots of [agru?] here & am glad to get away thought have seen Portland thoroughly & have had good time generally. Only Keith has been sick two days & saw a doctor yesterday - is now better. I tried to get a party from here to climb Mt. Hood but could get nobody ready Keith also being sick or [illegible] & I [illegible] the weakest of the lot the only [illegible ]reader. I wanted


the view from so fine a central point are the smoke set in the sky on acct of the late storms is very clear. From the heights above the city Mt. Hood Adams Helen's & Ranier are grandly seen though. The nearest is nearly 50 ms away - only the summit of Ranier is seen. MR Thielsen engineer of the N. Pacific was to have gone to Hood with us. May try to climb it later if [orgestion?] permits. fell pretty well now. Miss Norton was here I sent up my card but failed to see her.

Hope you are all well. You also must have hot weather Danl take the babies over to the pond until it is perfectly dry & coverd with soil. I feel the importance of this all the more as I am being driven away from here by malaria. with a real or [illegible] trace of it in the form of headache & stupidity. At the sound the air will be good. Everybody admires the childrens pictures. This must seem a very dull letter but it carries [love?] to you & all JM.


Portland, Oregon

Date Original

1888 Jul 19


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 16 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1058

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



2 pages


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



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.