John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]



Aug 16 1900

Dear Louie

I forgot to read you the usual sermon on fire before leaving. Be careful about making big fires especially in the afternoons. & watch your washwomen & Ja[illegible]. I left part of my M.S. on the table & so of course the article cant be finished until I return. Dont let anyone clean or dust my room. We arrived here last evening This morning we start on trip round by Bloody Can[on?] & Yosemite. The party is Dr. Merriam & Mr & Mrs Baily & the servants. Mrs Baily is the Doctors sister



Florence the writer, just married. The weather is lovely & I look forward to a fine trip. I wish you could all be here while this weather lasts, though the hotels are [dressy?] & miserable Dr Merriam says he hopes to have a family camp here next summer & will insist you & the girls to stay a month or two. His own two girls are camping this summer with Prof Gilbert on a mountaintop in the Virginia Blue Ridge. The heat this season in Washington was killing hot Merriam says. I expect to be back home in about 2 or 3 weeks Love to Maggie & all the rest. Midge [The?] chipmunks are in dozens getting breakfast mighty merry.

[in margin: I'll tell later about forwarding letters]

Ever Yours Muir



Tallac, Calif.

Date Original

1900 Aug 16


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0309

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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2 pages


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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