John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


as to his mother-in-Laws death.

Martinez, Oct 14, 1897.

My dear Lukens.

I should have written you before this but when I returned from Alaska Mrs Strentzel was rapidly failing & in two weeks she died. She was buried on the 27th of last month. She has long been an invalid but for the last seven months she suffered so much we were all glad when the great sleep & rest came. How good she was You in part know. & how small our family now seems.
I hope you are well & the family. Lottie must be growing fast now & learning many things. Give my love to her & remember me to your wife & daughter.
I'm trying to write again some more about about the forests & Alaska

Ever Cordially Yours

John Muir


Martinez, [Calif.]

Date Original

1897 Oct 14


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 1100

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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