Annie Muir Webster


John Muir


[in margin: 924]

"The Maples"

Philadelphia Nov-29-1906

Mr John Muir-

My dear Sir-

In writing to John Muir I almost feel that I am writing ton one of my own kin - My maternal grandmother was a Muir - Elizabeth Muir - The very striking resemblance of your pictures I have in "The Outlook" of June 6th 1903 and June 3rd 1905 to my mothers brother emboldened me to write - His name was Daniel Muir Chisholm, born in Invernessshire, Scotland- My middle name is Muir My love for the quiet of the country which is and has been so keen and


persistent - that my friends tell me I should have been an Indian that I might never need a house to shelter me - since reading about you I am almost daring to hope that it is a trait of the Muir family and that I am related to you - I cannot tell you how much I enjoy reading about your life in the great west. I can almost see you now listening to the roarings of the thunder and the voices of the night - without fear of harm from elements, or beast. it would give me the greatest pleasure to receive a few lines from you - I am proud of the scotch people and love to tell my children all I know about them. [illegible]y [winter?] reading is always the Waverley novels.

I am with sincere respect

yours truly

Mrs Annie Muir Webster

71st street & Haverford Ave. West Phil-



Phila[delphia] Pa.

Date Original

1906 Nov 29


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0417

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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