Wanda Muir


Wanda Muir


[John Muir]



Well send you a letter from Mr Johnson, the Century want you to write a lot of articles for them instead of giving them to the Atlantic.
Write as often as you can and let us know what you are doing.
I will write again in a day or two.

Affectionately your daughter

Wanda Muir.


Martinez Calif.

Aug. 7 1897

Dear Papa

I suppose you reached Bamph yesterday and are enjoying yourself in a cooler climate than we have down here today, I hope. Helen has a light attack of the Whooping Cough but except when the coughing spells come on she feels well and is up all the time. Grandma has



been very sick since you left but is feeling a little better this morning, the rest of the family are pretty well My eyes ached so much that I went to the City Saturday with Aunt Mary and had them treated and got some glasses, they are very uneven my left eye is very nearsighted and the right one only a little bit so, since I got the glasses they have not hurt at all and do not get tired when I read or write or am out in the sun.
Aunt Mary is here and has begun painting, she has done a good deal of


sketching and has started to copy the Mt Shasta picture, Aunt Margaret is feeling better.
Have you finished your article yet? And where shall we send our next letters to you? Helen will write to you tomorrow, she says to tell you that the puppy is very well and has learned several new tricks but is getting more mischivous every day
Every body asks if you have gone to the Clondyke when they hear that you are not at home.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1897 Aug 7


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 1004

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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