Helen Muir


Helen Muir


[John Muir]


Martinez, Calif.

August 10, 1895

Your sweet letter to me came last Sunday evening. We were so glad to hear that you felt better and that everything was fine and lovely up there in the mountains It had been too warm here most of the time and the mosquitoes were very bad for 3 or 4 days.
Grandma has been very sick again and [illegible]anna is not well either but Wanda and I are all right. and I think we could climb a mountain with you if


if you did not hurry too much. Papa don't you think I will be old enough next year to go with you? I do want to see those pretty little Douglas squirrels and the Water-Ouzels and to hear them sing so sweeteetly have you seen any baby mountain sheep?
O if I could see those lovely waterfalls and cascades and hear their beautiful songs. Do you find any wild strawberries to eat? I hope thear are not any big Bears there but I would like to see a tiny baby bear. Ebony has six pretty little kittens all black and white but one gray one that Mama likes.

Our little Collie puppy grows very fast and we all think he is very nice but he is bad to whip black kittens. Uncle David brought us a box of grapes yesterday that were most delicious and we have such fine ripe peaches. Dear Papa are you not too cold when you go without Blankets? I hope you will be strong and well when you come home.
Aunt Margaret is here she looks pretty well now
Dear Papa I hope you will write often for your letters make us very happy.

Your own loving

little Helen Muir.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1895 Aug 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1115

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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