Wanda Muir


Wanda [Muir]


[John Muir]




Martinez Calif.

July 10

Dear Papa

We received your letter from Hot Springs yesterday and just a few minutes ago your other letter and with the flowers and mica in it and the picture at the top it must be a most wonderful and beautiful place where you are and I hope some day that we may see it too. I hope that it is a good deal cooler where you are than it is here for it has been dreadfuly hot for a long time. everybody says that is is


trying to make up for the cold weather last spring but I think that it has done that already and that it is time to stop
Three of the letters that we wrote you, two to Portage and one to New York came back here. I will send them to you now so you will know what we were doing then to.
When are you coming home Papa? It seems such a very very long time since you left us at the Martinez station and it is so strange for us to think how many different places you have seen since then and of all that has happened in that short time. We received your letter which told about Grandma Muir's death, oh Papa how I wish that I could

have seen and known her. We have been over to see Aunt Margaret very often. she is feeling much better than at first but this weather is hard for her. We are all well. Helen does not mind the heat at all this summer.
Early this morning we walked over to Uncle David's and then we went up on the big east hill. We enjoyed the walk very much but the grass and flowers are all dry now The corn and beans that we planted are growing finely
Write to us as often as you can.




Martinez, Calif.

Circa Date

1897 [Jul] 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0974

Collection Identifier

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

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



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