[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


[John Muir]




ADAMANA, ARIZ., Sunday 13th 1906

Dear Papa-

Its a fine bright day and Helen has just come in from a drive to the forest. She seems perfectly well and in the best spirits. Every thing is quite green and pretty here now and there are some big yellow Mariposa lilies in bloom. I didn't know anything so pretty grew here.
There have been a good many tourists and the Stevensons are feeling prosperous enough so that they have just invested in a camera for Virginia, and are talking about planting a lawn, though as yet there are the usual tin cans and the grubs much the same
I enclose a letter from the Santa Fe people who want to know about the Blue Forest, you better let them know as soon as possible for the more tourists the better we fare and the better it is for everyone
Write and let us know what you are doing and how everything is in the

valley. Have you found any books about the petrified logs and sig-? I dont know how to spell the rest of it. And are you going up to Portland with Capt Doran while you are in Cal




Adamana, Ariz.

Circa Date

1906 [May] 13


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0237

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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