John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen and Wanda [Muir]



Nov 13 1898

Darlings Helen & wanda.

This is a [queer?] old Spanish town almost the oldest in America. Read about it Parkman. Palms cactuses live oaks hung with long moss magnolias etc & ruins of castles & churches & a lot of [immense?] modern hotels [wearisomely?] grand in which one gets lost.
The best thing I saw coming down the coast from Washington through Virginia Georgia & upper Florida was the happy hopeful bands of bright green long leaf pines. The young ones springing up among grass & drawf palmettos. A cheerier brighter more beautiful set can not be imagined.


Now we start for Miami

[in margin: 60]


St. Augustine, Fla.

Date Original

1898 Nov 13


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0479

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