John Muir


John Muir


Wanda and Helen [Muir]




May 31

12 noon

Dear babies Wanda & Helen.

I came here last night on the special train the most velvety soft & superb train I ever saw. John Burroughs was the first to greet me in the crowd. & I Have been shaking hands ever since The party are exceptionally good natured for scientists Not a single fight Yet Brewer is [hale?] & hearty as ever He alone might be trusted to keep all calm & harmonious. He has a regular peace-be-still face. Fernow is very jolly. Fernow the botantist such a Capital fellow




& as far as I have seen so are they all.
We have got our room on the steamer & will sail this evening
I wish you all could be with me We will go to Glacier Bay & perhaps up the Stickeen a days journey all details of visits to different points are settled by committees etc
The lectures are the only things that bother me. I'm down for one on glaciers this evening

Love to Mamma & Maggie. Heaven bless you darlings

John Muir



Seattle, Wash.

Date Original

1899 May 31


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0815

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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