Emily O. Wilson


Emily O. Wilson


John Muir and [Louie Muir]



Jan 12th 1905 -

Byron, Cal.

Mr & Mrs Muir

Dear Friends

Your kind letter was received some days ago and found me much better than when I wrote. My trouble the Dr. pronounced pleurisy but I must be careful he said so as not to have pneumonia.
I am up now and have been out breathing the fine air this morning for a few moments.
I rented my home the 22nd of Oct. but have written the parties this week to see if they will vacate; if so I shall go down as soon as able.
I do not feel that the house is really fit for me to go into. They have used a gas heater



constantly and the walls of the two main rooms were very damp when I left & can but be worse now.
The air there was simply wretched and I can but hope the tenants will leave as soon as possible. Yet they were such neat appearing people.
I had reserved one room and had been sleeping there for a couple of weeks before leaving for Byron after coming from Palo Alto.
I shall not think of leaving here anyway before next week. And as I would have to ride several miles to reach you from the Southern Pacific line, probably it will be best to go direct to Oakland much as I hate to give up seeing you on this trip - Should the weather continue warm, I may feel so well by next week



that I will consider it safe to stop over. Weather at this time of the year cannot be counted on.
Good bye for now with the best of good wishes.

Sincerly Yours

Emily O. Wilson



Byron, Calif.

Date Original

1905 Jan 12


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0067

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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