John Muir


John Muir


[Loulu Perry] Osborn


Martinez, Dec. 12, 1898

My dear Mrs. Osborn

I'm home & find all, including the Wing and Wing walking fern, well Leaving your lovely & loveful cottage I spent a day in New-York. Met Tesla hero Hobson Johnson the Gilders etc. Joined Sargent at Wilmington spent a day in the woods then another about Baltimore, another around Washington enjoying especially the magnificent whiteoak woods. Thence we went to St. Augustine thence to Miami and on to Key West & the Marquesas Keys for palms etc. Thence we returned to Palatka & crossed over to the West Coast at Cedar Keys near which I found the family that nursed me through & long dreary fever 31 years ago. The views along the coast & rivers, & through the sunny flowery palm & pine woods I enjoyed ever so much. Sargent left me at Archer, Fla. & I made my way home by New Orleans, stopping at Mobile to see the Magnolia forests & at New Orleans to visit a blessed old botanist - Mellichamp & all the way I want on in the strength I gained in the downy rest days at your home on the Hudson.
Now I'm looking forward to our Yosemite trip & so are Wanda & Helen. Here are the verses I promised Mr. Osborn. Don't forget the photographs you promised to send me.
I'm pegging away at an article on The Yosemite Park making slow awkward progress. I wish someone would write the Hudson woods, & Squirrels & waters & people. With kindest regards & thanks to all the family I am

Ever faithfully yours

John Muir



Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1898 Dec 12


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0543

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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