John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]



Aug 25

Dear Louie -

We arrived here this evening pretty dusty & tired from Murphy but your telegram was refreshing. Tomorrow we begin to climb again into the pine woods & will soon be more than cool enough with frost every morning until we cross the range by the Sonora Pass to Bridgeport & Mono where it will be warmer. Then up again to the Tuolumne Meadows by Bloody Canon making four crossings in all. I'll be home in from two to three weeks & I expect that Dr Merriam & his sister


& her husband Mr Bailey (newly married & a splendid fellow) will be with me for a chipmunk visit. Have greatly enjoyed this rest from writing & the trip very much & have learned something new but have done nearly nothing on my article. I saw Mr Sperry & his wife & daughter at the Big Tree Grove & Mr & Mrs Hutchings were very nice. At the Grove I also saw Mr Blackledge the Methodist Minister whmo of course you know, & who inquired very kindly for you & Wanda



[in margin: I'll write you again from Bridgeport.]

Cosy Hutchings is married & has a baby a few months old. Her husband is a son of Mr Mills the geologist whose wife left him to join the wild Korush Messiah at Chicago years ago. Mr Whitaker another Methodist minister whom I saw at the Grove & who is a friend & chum of your present minister Mr Leach is well acquainted with Cosy's husband & says he is a splendid young man. There, surely this is gossip enough. Hello Midge & Wanda I hope you are cool & happy. How I wish you could be with us to learn the trees & birds & flowers. Heaven bless you Love to Sarah & Maggie,

Goodnight, J.M.


Sonora, Calif.

Date Original

1900 Aug 25


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0333

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