Wanda Muir


Wanda [Muir]


[John Muir]



I wonder where you are and what you are doing this evening. It does seem so strange to be sending a letter to you to China but I hope it will reach you sooner than the ones we sent to Russia. I can't understand at all why you didn't hear from us for such a dreadfully long time for Helen and I have written

[1] Sept 19 '03

Dear Papa

I enclose a letter from Mr Secor to you, The spoons and photograph which he speaks of reached Martinez safely and they are beauties but wasn't it a strange idea for him to send them I wrote and thanked him for them and told him where you were.



often ever since we got back from the mountains. It seems a very long time ago since you left home but from your letters you must be having a fine time and seeing many wonderful things. I wish I were with you.
Everything is about as usual both her in Berkeley and at home, Mama is pretty well most of the time and Helen enjoys her school work much more this term than she did last and is very well and happy. Aunt Margaret is not at all well but is a little stronger than she was last month.
It is very late so I must stop now but I will write a longer letter tomorrow.

Your loving daughter


Berkeley Sept. 19th


Berkeley [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1903] Sep 19


Original letter dimensions: 11.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0818

Collection Identifier

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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