John Muir


John Muir


[Helen & Wanda Muir]



[in margin: Keenie is charming & seemed gladder than ever to see me]

from the walls, & only a few cracks faintly visible are to be found.
The roof is uninjured except one rafter- broken.
The kitchen chimney was carefully examined by the Insurance Agent & others before a fire was built & all pronounced it perfectly safe. So also it seemed to me. But I had Morgan's man out today to measure it


At old Home May 2


Darling I've been busy cleaning up the rooms with Ah Sun. Yours looks all right now, the shackly mantel had simply fallen off like a postage stamp stuck with poor mucilage The same fate befel the mantel in my bedroom; all the others both up & down stairs are all right & strange to say not a single inch of plaster has fallen


for a galvanized iron tips to make things doubly safe. It will be put on tomorrow The gaps in the roof where the chimnies are broken off, I'll get mended as soon as possible then all will be sung as far as rain is concerned & [we?] decide about new chimnies etc-
In Martinez the Bank, Library & Bergamini buildings are badly wrecked The crops are looking fine everywhere, & this looks fairly paradisical-

Ever loving father J M

Ill send oranges by Wanda next Sunday They are delicious, but growing scarce


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1906 May 2


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0207

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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