Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]



you just ought to see my tent now: I have a good bran, you know I always was "s[illegible]" so I took it into my heart to make perfectly good hooks on which to hand hat, towels, clothes etc, [with?] big safty p[illegible]gs, turning them upside down and hanging on the catch post - savvy? And I have everything so handy and fine with lots of rubber blankets when it rains.
Today has been "pretty hot[illegible]", and I have enjoyed the sun and feel simply great. I am getting fat, and go about with no thought of lungs till I come to with a start of surprise to think I havent felt them for so long. Isn't that "nice"?
Good-by and cheer up old Sierra, for the sunset is lovely and I must get out.

Love to you all, as always

Lovingly yours




Adamana, Ariz.

Circa Date



Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0519

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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