Annie Wanda Muir


[John Muir]


[child's scribbles on page]

July 22.1888.

My Dear Papa I hope you are well. I am well. baby is sweeter than ever and she is very well. the weather is very warm and the musketos are bad. we are still at home. the muskestos bit me very much and baby too and we had to sta up in your room most of the time.


Tomorrow will be babys birthday and we intend to eat out on the porch for fun adn I think that it will be nice to do it. grandmama stays with us a goodel of the time.

now I will being with a rim, I love the birds their sweet songs last until the evening comes then they go to sleep among the branches sweet.

when I will you be home papa.

baby made these scribbles and blots for aletter and says I she is writing to papa.

the baby went to sleep holding your picture and saing over and over "I love my dear papa I love my dear papa." Grandpa and Grand ma are well. Grandma stays with us every night since auntie went to the city.

O Papapa when are you coming home? I want to see you so very much my dear Papa.

I wish I could be with you and see those beautu ful mountains. I want to kiss you papa, goodby, Annie Wanda Muir.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1888 Jul 22


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1066

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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