Louie [Strentzel Muir]


[John Muir]


Martinez, California, July 16, 1903.
Dear John:

I send Dr. M's letter so yon can write to him, for he evidently feels not very well. A notice from the Dead-letter office stated that the LeConte book was there,--they had read the address as 1907 Radd St. instead of 190 Tradd st.! I sent 25 cents postage for the book to be forwarded to the Doctor at Charleston, so I hope he will receive it this time.
Aunt Margaret is much better and was up and out in the kitchen this morning, Ah Sun said. We were awfully anxious about her for two weeks, but hope now that she will be pretty well again.
Wanda and Helen went over to dinner with Katharine Hittell and the Merriams yesterday, and enjoyed it very much, so Helen telephoned this morning. The Merriams leave this afternoon for a camping trip on the McCloud River for 2 or 3 weeks, and have promised to make a visit here when they return.
Miss MoComb, the teacher, still stays with me, and Wanda and Helen come home Saturday mornings and 1 am more comfortable. Auntie Margaret enjoys seeing them too, for she says she misses you more than ever before. We take over your letters and all the notices about you for her to read. Mr. Westlake is some better and Will Muir looked quite well staying on the ranch.
I finally got copies of Ray Stannard Baker's article about you in the Outlook, and send one to you to-day. The weather is pleasant again and the mosquitoes are nearly all gone, so I hope we will all get well. My arm does not hurt much, but my thumb is still swollen, so my hand gets tired.
Helen will write to you when she comes tomorrow. Aunt Sarah and Bernice Brown wrote lately. They are all pretty well.

Faithfully yours,

Louie [Muir]


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1903 Jul 16


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0714

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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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