John Muir


John Muir


[Margaret Hay Lunam]


Martinez, California, July 1, 1897

My dear Cousin,

I received a newspaper from you a day or two ago which shows you bear me in mind. I have been hard at work all winter fighting on behalf of our forests. In a month from now I am going again into the northern wilderness in British Columbia & Alaska to study a few variable trees.
Here is a notice of the honorary degree of L L.D. conferred last commencement on me by the University of Wisconsin, which I thought might interest you Hoping you are well & also my friend Mrs Kelly. Mr Buchanen Susan Gilroy Miss Mattis etc I am ever very truly

Your affectionate cousn

John Muir



Alameda [Calif.]

Date Original

1897 Jul 1


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0954

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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