John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir]


Montreal, Canada, Oct. 16 [1898].

Dear Helen,

I'm writing this on the train just starting across the great St. Lawrence River for Burlington, Vermont, on beautiful Lake Champ lain that you have read about in Farkman's books. Then I'm going to the White Mountains for a few days, and then back to Boston. This is a very large city, and the great flood of crystal water from the Lakes with many islands is magnificent. It is a fine bright morning, keen and frosty, and the red and yellow foliage along the river banks is gloriously brilliant. I'll soon be home.

Your loving F.


[Postal card addressed to Helen Muir, Martinez, California,
postmarked Burlington, It., Oct. 4, 1898, 8 P.M.]




Montreal, Canada

Date Original

1898 Oct 18


Original letter dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0383

Collection Identifier

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

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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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