Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


[John Muir]



And so niece Annie G.G. has got married & gone to live near her old home in 'Fort Winnebago' town. We are all about in our usual health. Give my love to Louie and the children, also kind regards to Doctor and Mrs Strentzel.


Your Sister




Collyer Kan Oct 26 1890

Dear Brother John

I am wearying for a few words from you tellng me that you have arrvied safely at home to your dear ones. I hope that you found all well that little Helen's health is again firm & your own improved by the change. also that your trip has proved a benefit every way We have been reading your Grand discription of the proposed 'Yosemite National Park' in the 'Century Magazine' & expect the


Girls to send the numbers in which are your other articles soon. I have a discription of 'Hetch Hetchy Yalley' which you wrote after your first excursion through it in 1871. you had cut it from a magazine dated 1873, a long long time ago. I suppose you are as busy as a man can be in many ways since your return home (which I take for granted) as Louie told me in her very kind letter of five or six weeks ago, that she had got word of your having started for home. But oh try & go slow John you will work yourself out soon if you do not. I received the


money you so kindly sent me just before you started for Alaska, and I thank you for your thoughtful and more than Brotherly kindness to me & mine. Crops are poor again this year, but I am so glad to be able to tell you that John has got a job which will bring us in enough to live on for a year. a Nebraska stock man who has brought or driven a large flock of sheep from Texas through this part of Kansas on their way to Neb has hired J. to care for & feed for a year about 1700 of them. They dipped about seven thousand sheep here.


Collyer, [Kansas]

Date Original

1890 Oct 26


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25cm.

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



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