John Muir


John Muir


[Helen & Wanda Muir]


May's, Jan. 17, 1906

Good morning Darlings-

I wonder if this dark wet weather has got across the Colorado to your Buttes Bunkers & Obrone bushes. It is still raining her though only a drizzle this morning Never has the Alhambra been blessed with a better soaking, - between 7 & 8 inches & most of it has gone tingling down to the long thirsty roots.
Yesterday I sent you $60. Wells Fargo orders by registered letter. Let me know when you want more. Ive been trying the oranges. They are thickskinned & smaller than usual & still sour for want of water last summer. Will send some if you want them. Business matters are going sluggishly this wet weather, & the way the new year is galloping past with little or nothing worth while accomplished makes me sigh like a methodist sinner.

Remember me to the family & tell Mr Stevenson to let me know when the chimney is likely to be finished that I may be there to see. The time it is taking makes me think of the Egyptian Pyramids. The foundation of it [illegible] fair to be mossy with age before the top becomes smoky.
Tell me how Miss Roberts is getting on & give her my kind regards
I met your High School teacher in S. F. the other day Helen. He inquired kindly about your health & wished to be remembered. Mr Cooney or Mooney
How are the trains getting through, the Salton sea seems bound for the sky & is causing the S. P. no end of trouble.
Mr. Johnson wrote me the other day asking for an article on the Petrified Forests- I must try to write this It will be a grand [advertisement?]. Heaven bless you darlings - Your loving father J.M.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1906 Jan 17


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0047

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

The Huntington Library, Muir Family Papers, HM 57349-57497. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



2 pages


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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.