John Muir


John Muir


Mary [Muir Hand]


Martinez, Oct 1, 1899.

My dear Sister Mary

We were glad to hear from you over more to learn that you & your family are well. Louis has been quite poorly for a long time but it now better all the rest of us are about as usual Maggie is better this year than she has been for many years & is [reviving?] her youth almost in the smiles of her new grandchild. Mays dignified happiness is grand. David is very busy shipping grapes making money & prospering generally. Im pegging away at a new book about forests etc.
Had a glorious trip up north among the forests gardens & glaciers of Alaska When I can find time to write about them I dont know
Thomas Hill is still painting in Wanona last I heard.

Ever lovingly your brother

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1899 Oct 1


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 1011

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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John Muir National Historic Site. 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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