Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir



from the Library written by John Burroughs in which he gives a fine description of the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The article was entitled "In [Green?] Alaska" I enjoyed it very much. I have your notes on the Pacific Coast Glaciers, written after that same trip and have also heard you talk of it. I shall hope to hear from you when you have time and then I can reply to Mary. I hope you are keeping well this winter. We here are all usually well. Affectionately



Pacific Grove, Calif.

Jan. 30 - 1900

Dear Brother John

When you wrote to me last, you mentioned Joanna as having a plan for a family reunion the coming spring or summer, and later I thought from her letter she had given up the thought for the time at least. About two days ago I received a letter from Mary in which she asks what I thought about a reunion. She says "Is any one on your side of the Globe encouraging the thought, as it will soon be time to consider



or give it up for another year." I went to David and talked the matter over and he thought it could be managed only he thought it would be very hard on Maggie, he did not know how she would be able to bear the excitement of it all, so I thought I would ask what you thought about it too. I did not think [illegible] to write to John Reid or Maggie as it might stir her up too much just to be thinking about it. If they come we will expect to have them here too either before or after their visit in the Valley as thought best.

[3] In a letter from Dan's wife, she said that he was getting to be about normal but had still to be cautious. She also said that they were looking forward to a visit from Joanna and her daughter the coming summer. A short time since I had a few words from Maggie [Innam?], she said her Mother was wonderfully well. In the February number of the "World's Work" I see a very good and characteristic picture of you in the Yosemite with John Burroughs. You look so perfectly natural and easy - Not long since I had a book


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Date Original

1900 Jan 30


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0045

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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