Annie Wanda Muir


[John Muir]


[in margin: Wanda]

August 7, 1888.

My dear Papa,

I hope you are well now I was so sorry you felt sick. we are well baby looks sweeter every day and is very well she cried 'a good deal at the musketos becous we would not let her play out is the garden and then she wanted mamma all the time. [slanted line]

last sunday we were planing how to go to the city and Helen lay still without talking till we were thru then she said "I dont want mama stay at any more folks"


most of the time she wont let Grandma put her to sleep but wants mamma. the mosketos have come agen and they are awful

Dear Papa your two letters reached me safely with the flowers and there were so lovely. I was sorry that the bear caught your hand. How I wish I could go with you and see the lovely flowers and trees and climb the mountains and see the glaciers and drink the cold pure glacier water. //

O Papa please bring me some of the bonny spireas and sweet wild roses.

did you eat meny of those nice berries? I wish coud go along and eat as many as I

want. we have fine big peaches and Barteletts here. but no berries.

Those mountains must be perfectly grand, but O Papa dont climb to far if the weather is stormy.

When are you coming home dear Papa? I want to see you so much and Helen says too very often, "I want to see my own dear Papa I goin write tell him to come home and stay with baby," and she did look so sweet trying to write. Aunt Annie reached Lincoln all right and well August 1.

I hope you will send me an- other letter very soon, and some bonny mosses and many ferns.

your loving little girl, Annie Wanda Muir.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1888 Aug 7


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1118

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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