John Muir


[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]



July 20- 1888

Dear Louie-

We came down from Portland last evening. The sunset on Mt. Tacoma was glorious It is worth coming to the north just to se this mountain. The [illegible] sitting on the veranda was deliciously cool. & this evening is also cool Calm bright & helpful Keith is about well again We are going to Victoria this morning at 8.40. Hope to get letters at Seattle on the way. We will not be long in Victoria. May go up Fraser River & return here & hand about the skirst of Icy Rainer. Feel glad to have escaped the Portland Marshes.


Tacoma is now a large & [illegible] town - a rival of Portland etc The hotel is very comfortable & well located You & the children would enjoy a week or two about its broad piazzas free from care or cooks grapes & poison oak. Wish you could come. The mountain is truly glorious. I must now to breakfast. Wanda & Helen are both in bed yet no doubt & so are you all I guess. Hope Annie is in good reasonable [moutery?] humor. I want to write to the children Will soon. The sunshine on the sound is dazzling this morning. The sail will be fine have done little or nothing in the wayu of work so far. Love to all. Will write again from Victoria. This hot weather will be bad for the water put in plenty charcoal, and filler through it Watch Helen


…Tacoma, Wash. Ter.

Date Original

1888 Jul 20


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1062

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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