John Muir


[John Muir]


David [Gilrye Muir]




Fortunately the new Year - the annual Sunday makes us look about us & brings to mind that we have a mother brother sister friend etc & many other blessings to thank Heaven for.

We are all well, the children more than well fairly full of sparkling exuberant vitality & growing sweeter & more divine every day if that be possible. For me I am pegging away at this & that growing gray & wise At least I look so when I have my spectacles on. Last summer I rambled & explored in the wilds of Washington Terr. British Columbia & Oregon & suffered horribly with bad food & bad stomach went for days & days without eating to avoid the infernal pain that eating caused so that when I got back to California I was far from fat. But strange to say I at once got well after reaching home & have not had the slightest symptom of stomach trouble since no matter how when or where or what I eat_ so much for the holiday topics of grub and gold.


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1888 Dec 24


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1234

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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