Wanda Muir


Wanda Muir


[John Muir]



is pretty well now. Day before yesterday Aunt Mary and Helen and I had a fine walk on the hills, Aunt Mary does not get tired as easily as when she first came.
I have not had a bit of trouble with my eyes since I have been wearing "goggles" and will be ready to learn some lessons when you come home.
When will you be home? I hope you will be here soon for we are a rather dull household and need you to keep us lively.

Lovingly your daughter

Wanda Muir


Martinez Calif

Sep 2. 1897

My dear Papa,

We received your fine long letters and are all glad to hear that you are having such a a good time and how I do wish that Helen and I were with you on this trip. I am just not going to let you go up to Alaska again without me.



Aunt Mary, too, was so sorry that she could not go up there this summer
Grandma is about the same as when Mama wrote to you, she is still so terribly weak and suffers a great deal, and has very little appetite for any thing.
Helen is pretty well but lonesome for you and says she wants Papa to come home.
It has been fine and cool for several days and last night there was


a little rain.
Helen says that the pets are all well and happy and growing very fast, she got the kittens out from under the rose bush for the first time yesterday, so she is also happy.
There are a lot of letters here for you from people that want you to send them your autograph and make speeches for them, verily you are famous!
We went over to Aunt Margaret's last night, she


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1897 Sep 2


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

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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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