John Muir


John Muir


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]



Sep. 22


My dear Wanda

I sent you a p[illegible]ed [leaf?] from my notebook yesterday from the train. & here is an appendix for it in ink. We arrived at this charming inn after dark in the rain tired out & more than half sick with bad food & overabundance of fine scenery. New flowers new trees etc. Just this moment Sargent who was out on the porch looking at the rain & magnolias, liquid ambers, sassafras, rhododendron, liriodendron, chestnut oak & scarlet hemlock etc. came in & said "Muir what are you writing? a romance"? I said "No. I am writing the truth" That said he is a very hard thing to do. "Yes" I said "I know it is for some"
I slept well last night & feel better


in margin: (Leaf of scarlet oak not yet scarlet) Hello Helen. How are Mozemgasear & Co.?]

The rain continues & we may be here all day. I hope we will, for the views from the veranda are very fine. Mountains & waving hills rising in board billows beyond each other all richly covered with the most beautiful trees. I would like to stay a year. How deliciously fresh the air is full of the scents of the woods.
I am to see Agarriz & Hunnewell so Sargent says. & Page wants to show me the Boston writers. He has a months non[illegible] cut out for me which of course must be cut down.
Page says the bird & beast articles are just right as they are & must be published immediately. He is to send the proof sheets of the birds to Baltimore. I'm having a fine time Canby & Sargent good as can be watch the fires.

With much love to all

Your loving brother



Cranberry, N. C.

Date Original

1898 Sep 22


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0317

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages


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



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