Helen and Wanda [Muir]
Fort Wrangell - June 5, 
How are you all. We arrived here last evening. This is a lovely morning. Water like glass. Looks like home. The flowers are in bloom. So are the forests. We leave in an hour for Juneau. The mountains are pure white. The weather all the way up cool & clear everybody well & happy Went to church yesterday at Metlakhatla, heard Duncan preach & the Indians sing Had fine ramble in the woods with Burroughs. He is ashore looking and listening for birds. The song sparrow a little dun speckledy muggins sings best. Most of the passengers are looking at totem poles.
Have letters for me at Seattle. No use trying
forward them up here, as we dont know where we will touch on way down home
I hope you are all well & not too lonesome Take good care of Stickeen and Tom
We landed at 4 places on the way up here I was glad to see the woods in those new places
Love to all
Ever your loving Papa
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 9.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Helen and Wanda [Muir],  Jun 5." (1899). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2410.
Reel 10, Image 0833
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