Anne W. Cheney


Anne W. Cheney


John Muir



& I hope to go with him, but our family affairs are so uncertain that I may be obliged to stay at home to take care of the children; however I look forward to a winter in Cal. as the only bright spot in the coming year, & shall be very much disappointed to be obliged to give it up. [illegible] more now, writing this we, as well as everything else – With kindest regards from all truly your friend Anna [illegible]. Cheney



Home Sunday Aug. 9th 1874

My dear Mr. Muir.

I have been on a trip to the sea, since I wrote you last, & I think it has done me a world of good. (but I ought to have staid longer). I hardly know if you are still in Oakland, but I shall venture to direct to you there, & you may get this in the course of time — You speak of coming east in a year or two, & we shall all be glad to see you here, but what a dearth of material you
[Page 2]

you will find, in com- parison to Cal. & what you have already studied & seen. I am sorry you did not speak to Mrs. Prof. Kellogg, but perhaps you will have another chance; her sister who lived with us last winter, is now with her in Oakland, & I should like so much to have you meet, she (Miss Brock- way I mean/ has heard us talk so much of you, that she is very anxious to see you, & I know you will find her a charm- ing person; do make an effort to see her, it will pay you – My health is better, & I hope by winter to be well as I ever can be; I suppose the fall I had in the spring has shaken the nervous system so much, that I shall never be a perfectly strong woman; it is hard to look forward to a life of half invalidism, but it must be accepted, & perhaps I shall find something to compensate by & by – Father says most decidedly that he will return to Cal. in the coming fall,


[New York ?]


Original letter dimensions: 34.5 x 11 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0131

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.


2 pages



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.