Louie [Strentzel Muir]


[John Muir]


01316Martinez, Cal. August 23, 1888.Dear dear Papa, How thankful and happy we are this morning over the good news from Mount Tacoma of the glorious view, and your safe return to the wild gardens of the woods. Baby says "I want my dear Papa come home right away and stay with me"Your letter was marked Yelm Prairie, Aug. 18, but did not reach Martinez until last night so I fear you will have left Seattle before this reaches there. Josephus is waiting to take it for this morning's mail.

[in margin: 858] The children are both very well, but Grandma has been ailing most of the timeJust received a postal from Annie at Chicago Aug. 18th.. she expected to reach Portage the same evening. Mary and Joanna are not thereBaby insists on being held in my arms so this writing goes all awry, but we love you, and are glad.Ever Yours Louie Muir


Martinez, Cal

Date Original

1888 Aug 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1146

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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