[Annie Wanda Muir ?]


Auntie [?]


November 19, 1889

Dear Auntie I hope you are well Helen and all of us are well once more I would have written to you long ago but I had trouble with my eyes all summer but I have begun to read and write again, and my eyes do not hurt any more. Baby is as sweet as ever, and she is writing a little too, he says to Aunt Annie way off in Wisconsin

yesterday it rainend and in the afternon there was a beautiful and wonderful rainbow, I never saw before the colors so bright and clear and at the same time the falling rain looked like a lovely shining vail. Then last night there was a great thunder strom the most awful one I ever ever saw and the lightning lit up the clouds and hills lighter than the lightest noon light. I wonder what makes mamma laugh so much at this sentence Baby and myself sat up very late looking at the lightning and listening to the thunder.


[Martinez, Calif. ?]

Date Original

1889 Nov 19


Original letter dimensions: 35 x 11.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0277

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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