Sallie Kennedy Alexander


John Muir



future life bright with promise. My dear Sister I am thankful to feel has grown stronger. She has been up held by her wonderful faith, yet she suffers keenly. She desired me a moment since to give you her love - and to add to what I had already written, the hope that you could let us know in the event you could come to S. F, the day before you were to come - that we might not have started on one of the proposed expeditions of "sight-seeing"

[in margin: Many thanks for the most interesting and instructive paper on the Cal. coniferea, I read it aloud and enjoyed it.]


Very sincerely yours,

Sallie Kennedy Alexander

Chico, May 24th 1900.

Your letter my dear Mr Muir, gave us all pleasure, save the clause which told us you were not quite well. We have hoped you would find it possible to come to Chico, tho' we did realize how sadly dear Generals absence would be felt. Now I write to say that we expect to go to San Francisco on Monday, to be with Mrs Gibbs 2622, Jackson St - for three or four days, and should



Chico [Calif.]

Date Original

1900 May 24


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0233

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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