S. L. Erwin


S. L. Erwin


[John Muir]



Honey Grove, Texas Nov. 1st 1890.

Mr. John Muir,

Martinez, Cal.

My Dear Sir:-

Your telegram of yesterday announcing the sudden death of Uncle was handed me this morning - not knowing that Uncle was sick, it was indeed sudden, as well as sad news to us all. I have apprised all the connection, as well as Cousin Alice and Aunt at Paris, of the sad news, and all seem overwhelmed with sorrow, for we all had the same love for Uncle, as for Auntie. I have telegraphed you this morning, in answer to your telegram, and have also written Auntie. Assuring you of my heartfeld sympathy.

Yours [Truly?]

S. Irwin



Honey Grove, Texas

Date Original

1890 Nov 1


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0713

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

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.


1 page



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.