Wife [Louie Wanda Muir]
I leave here at 11 tonight
Oct 17 1898
Dear Louie -
I'm on my way to Montreal by way of Lakes George & Champlain mostly see the woods in their glorious autumnal dress. I left Boston this morning & expect to be in Montreal tomorrow & return by the lakes & the White Mountains. Expect to be in Boston again in about a week. Then spend a few days seeing people, Agarriz, [Mrs?] Gray Wolcott Gibs Hunnewell & some of Pages friends. Then go to NY. & spend a few days then home, which way I dont yet know. I am now along & feel pretty lonesome after such lively company in the south.
I meant to stop at NY on way from Kentucky but was advised to go North soon as possible to see the woods at their best. Spent a pleasant eventful day down the peninsula of Delaware & also had fine views of Virginia. Spent two nights at Canby's fine residence in Wilmington & would have seen more of Delaware had not Sargent been taken sick then & compelled to hurry home. Something like Grippe. Im quite well. Have not had a single letter since leaving home. Expected a lot at Sargents. Surely there must be some at N.Y. It seems years since the trip began.
Love to all Maggie Helen Wanda
Ever Yours lovingly
Albany, N. Y.
1898 Oct 17
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Wife [Louie Wanda Muir], 1898 Oct 17." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2201.
Reel 10, Image 0381
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