John Muir


John Muir


Wanda and Helen [Muir]



Nov 24 1898

Dear Wanda & Helen

I arrived here yesterday at 4 o clock in the morning very chilly & frosty - a strange state of weather after so much muggy sticky heat. This is a cool bright sunny day I spent yesterday with Dr Mohr - a good botanist & good man driving down the bay through a grand forest of Magnolia & liquid amber some of each a 100 feet high & 3 or 4 ft in diameter. Just think of magnolias this size I start for New Orleans this afternoon & may take the evening train for California, or I may


spend a day at New Orleans with a botanist to see some of the great trees there. Anyhow I feel that I am fairly on the way home & am glad. I expect Dr Mohr every minute for another ride into the woods so this letter must be a short one & probably the last Ill write I hope to hear from you today by letters forwarded from Jacksonville.
Goodbye darlings Ill soon be home the frost has killed all the fever & there will be no quarantine trouble at New Orleans

Love to Mamma & Maggie

Ever your affectionate father

John Muir


Mobile, Ala

Date Original

1898 Nov 24


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0521

Collection Identifier

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

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2 pages


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



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