Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]



and are now at Ginter Park. and are enjoying their home there very much, she says they feel more at home there than any place they have been since leaving Port Norfolk and they like the people about them.
I also had a letter from Alice, Dan's wife, She wrote for both Dan and herself as he very seldom writes us a letter. I suppose partly because he is so busy. They were all well and the little girl is old enough to attend the kindergarten now. I have not heard from Mary for some time but they were


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Decr 31st 1913

Dear brother John:-

Your letter was received yesterday and I carried it up to David this morning. I send you many thanks for your gift to me, and for Anna and the children too until you hear from them, as theirs will be forwarded soon.
They have been busy moving into a house a short distance from the Guidinger place where Kenneth has been so long, near enough, so that he still keeps working for



all well when last she wrote to me. I had a card from her son Howard and family some days ago but their home is at Spokane. Her daughter Helen is teaching near enough so that she can be home now and again. David and Ette are about usually well.
I had a letter from Maggie Lunam she was telling me about her Mother and how lonely she was without her. also how pleased she was to receive your book "The story of my boyhood and



for Mr Guidinger and lives at home. You see he is the man of the house, and at present, is supporting the family and helping Marjorie through school so that she may be able to take a good place as teacher after a while, and she is getting on well. In the meantime I am getting on all right here and feel much more at home than I would in a new place and there is nothing permanent about their stay there as far as they know at present. We hear from them often


and what they are doing. It is fine that they are so near the cousins and Aunt Foster. They were all together on Christmas day and had a pleasant time. We here had a pleasant time too. David and Ette and Miss Thayer were with me for dinner. Mrs Westlake is in Oakland or we would have had her too. I suppose you would be with Wanda and her family and enjoyed the day too.
I had a letter from Joanna lately. they have moved to one of the Suburbs of Richmond


Youth." I suppose you are still as busy as ever writing, and will have another book out soon. I have been reading what I could see in the papers with a great deal of interest about Hetch-Hetchy and from all I have seen lately it looks as though San Francisco would win unless they can manage to repeal the bill. which remains to be seen, but you will know the case thoroughly. It will be too bad if the right does not prevail. I will close for this time with love and best wishes




Pacific Grove, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Dec 31


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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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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