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

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

Owning Institution

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

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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