Helen Greame Sperry


John Muir



fine and lusty, and in a few years they too will go to the mountains with us.
Mr. Sperry joins me in sending regards and best wishes and when I return from Glen Alpine we are going up to see you.

Very sincerely yours

Helen Greame Sperry.

2830 Derby St.



August 5th

My dear Mr. Muir-

We have been home just two weeks and I went to see Marian as soon as I got home. She was still in the city and I had much to tell her about our fine trip to Tuolumne Meadows. both the girls are jealous of me, and well they may be. Mr. Sperry and I both feel that we were more than fortunate to have that trip with you.



We shall always remember it, and whenever I see a mountain hemlock and a parnassia garden I shall think of our walk from Porcupine to Lake Tenaya. And our glorious walk from the beautiful meadows across Cathedral Pass, those magnificent views that [burst?] on to us - O I shall never forget it,! and Mr. Sperry and I will thank you all our lives for taking us on that trip.
We want to go next year


later in the season and of course Marian and Ellie will go too.
You will be surprised to hear that we are going to Glen Alpine the end of this week. Marian's Dr wants her to go to the mountains and we are all going there - though I shall only stay two weeks.
I hope you found Helen well on your return, & that Wanda and her boy are both well.
My two babes are


Berkeley [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1907] Aug 5


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0881

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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