Wanda Muir


Wanda Muir


[John Muir]



were over here day before yesterday and May is over here today. Aunt Margaret is feeling pretty well
May brought a long letter from Grandma Muir for us to read, she and the rest of the family were quite well.
When are you coming home dear Papa? I wish we could all go to Yosemite to stay with you, for I am afraid this valley will seem awfully dusty and warm after the cool green mountains.

Your loving daughter

Wanda Muir


Martinez Calif

Aug.25. 1895

My dear Papa

We received the letter you wrote to me and the dear little flowers that were in it. I wish I could see them growing and all the other beautiful ones that I know grow up in the mountains, and the big trees and rocks and birds and cascades and the brilliant stars you told us about a few nights before you left. How did the meteors



look up there? It was so cloudy here that we could not see them at all.
It has been very warm and dusty here for several days but we are all well. Grandma is much better and walked around the pavement yesterday.
I do not see how you managed to do so much hard walking with nothing to eat except crackers and chocolate especialy when you slept among bears and rattlesnakes on a boulder so we were glad to hear that you were camping


with people who gave you plenty to eat and I suppose blankets
Did you see any wild sheep up in the mountains and were there many strawberries or other wild berries where you have been?
Our little puppy is growing fast and is learning to know his name and also how to tear up flowers and anything else he can reach.
Some of the sweet water and little black grapes over at the other place are ripe.
Uncle David Aunt Ette and Miss Kennedy


Martinez [Calif]

Date Original

1895 Aug 25


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25. cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1133

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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