James Murdoch


James Murdoch


John Muir


St Kilda

York Road

Ed[illegible]. 21/4/06

Dear Mr. Muir

I only received your letter of 19[th.?] Febry. from Adamana & was sorry to hear about Helen but hope she is keeping much better now & gaining strength- I hope your other daughter Wanda who lives much in San Francisco was not there during these frightful days of earthquake & fire & shall be glad to hear she is safe - Also that your property and relations in your valley near Martinez are all safe - a post card on receipt of this will do. I am not very well at present which accounts for this scrawl but cannot resist writing to you by today's mail so please excuse [more?] at present from yours sincerely

James Murdoch

P.S. I send with this a Newspaper with an account by Hall Caine of the recent eruption of Vesuvius.



St. Kilda

Date Original

1906 Apr 21


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0197

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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