Helen Wainright


Helen Wainright


John Muir


Browns Flat

Sonora July 10th


Mr Muir

Dear Sir

I was much surprised last night at receiving your butifule present, it brought to my mind some recolections of erly days, that we spend in the old town of Dunbar, in Scotland the Home of the enlightment and the brave little did we think we would at this time be denesens of this faraway land of our childhood days I have now lived in California thirty five years Married to an English man that time

I have read in the Examiner much about you with entrest and pleasure, and am over joyed to renew old aquantance altough it is by corspondence, I am glad you have arived safley Home after your long, and I hope enjoible journey much wiser and better enformed of the Love of creation and pleas accept a thousand thanks for your nice book, hoping this is not the last corespondence we will have and if ever you or any of the Muir Family come to Sonora or near by try and come to see me I take the H Courer which keeps me posted about Dunbar and the auld

village of Belhaven Hoping to Here from you some other time

I remain your Truly

Helen Wainwright


Mrs John Wainwright

Browns Flat


Tuolumne County



Browns Flat, Sonora, [Calif.]

Date Original

1904 Jul 10


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0346

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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