Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir



your journeyings, and bring you back to us all safe and well.
Sister Sarah writes good cheerful letters. They are all well.
I had a letter from Joanna dated June 15, she wrote to you as you told her to Boston care of the Steamer Gaelic but her letter was returned, her family were very well when she wrote. I think she was usually well. August 19th This has been waiting for the new adress which came tome last eve with your


Martinez Cal Aug 14 1903 -

My Dear Dear Brother John

It seems a long time since you left me at the gate fo[illegible] days to go with the President to Yosemite. I watched the Newspapers with much interest and sent on to Sarah and my children. by all accounts you had a grand time though cold — Louie is so kind to me and brings over your letters and reads them to me. we were so glad to hear from you but so sorry that you did not receive your



home letters. I hope you have had them all now, and that you are real well and have entirely got over your cold. I know dear John that you have had much to tire you but that you are enjoying your trip and have seen such grand forests and glaciers that you love to see and will tell us and the world about them sometime. Your own dear lasses and Louie are well, and I think they will tell you the news about home and the valley. David seems real well. Ette about as usual. Mr and Mrs Westlake are not


so well. May [illegible] Arthur and Miriam are well – Mrs John Foster of Los Angeles was here a day. She came to see me a little while She looks well and is the same frank, good woman she ever was. I enjoyed seeing her.
I have been quite sick but am better now.
I miss you John but the time is passing and as long as you are well, and your studies pleasant and such as you enjoy and long for it is all right and I do hope and pray that the Dear Lord will bless and keep you in all

[5] [14 Aug 1903]

letter of July 30 to read such kindness and a very great pleasure and privilege Louie has given me and your good letter was a rare feast for me this morning.
What a great grand time you are having dear dear John and may the Dear Lord Bless it to you and all the World, and may you See the Dear Lord in all of His Wonderful works.

As Ever your affectionate Sister




Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1903 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0776

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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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