Annie Wanda Muir
[ca. Aug. 1888]
Dear Papa your two letters reached me safely with the flowers and they 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 many of those nice berries? I wish I could go along and eat as many as I want. we have fine big peaches and Bartletts here, but no berries.
Those mountains must be perfectly grand, but O Papa dont climb too 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 another letter very soon, and some bonny mosses and many ferns.
Your loving little girl,
Annie Wanda Muir.
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Muir, Annie Wanda, "Letter from Annie Wanda Muir to [John Muir], [ca. 1888 Aug]." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1785.
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