John Muir


John Muir


[Annie] Hay


[in margin: Liverpool remittance just arrived
John Muir
22 Feby. 1898]

Sent Feb. 8

Martinez, Feb. 22 1898

received March 10

My dear Cousin Hay

I should have written you long ago when Watsons Doctor came. Have been stupid with work. I'm sorry to see that Mr. [Howie?] is to leave us so soon. He was a few weeks at the house, then tried batchelor hall. Made a failure of housekeeping. Gave up hope of being a fruitraiser & went to a Martinez hotel, where he has been waiting for a [remittance?]. The cold part of winter is over, Almond & Apricot trees in bloom, still he means to try Denver, Colorado. He is looking pretty well, at present.
I hope to get another book out next fall.

With cordial regards for all the family

I am ever Yours

John Muir



Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1898 Feb 22


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0093

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