Wanda Muir


Wanda Muir


[Louie Strentzel Muir]



Crockers [July 14, 1901]

Dear Mama

We reached here yesterday after a most delightful trip. Helen and I were the only people on the whole stage who were not the least bit tired and who enjoyed it tremendously and we have been perfectly happy ever since, up here one not only feels well but it seems as if every seperate part of you feels seperately and individually comfortable and blissful. This is a beautiful place and these great trees are glorious and the air fine. Papa looks like another person since he got up here and rested all of yesterday afternoon, he didn't cough at all this morning and is just bubling over with fun. We are the jollyest crowd you ever saw, they are all nice and I am sure we will all get along well together wet met Mr Sawyer on the train and Grace at Chinese Camp. Dr Merriam's three asistants Mr Goldman, Mr [Gants] and Muir McKelvey met us here We will be able to get and send letters once in a while as all Dr Merriam's mail will be sent here but you may not hear from us again for a week or more. We are going to start tomorrow and go as far as the bad condition of the road will let us. we heard just now that we could probably get through to the meadows in about five days but anyway it doesn't matter much where we are for it is all fine and "it is good


to be here". Grace is fine company and she has almost as much of a genius for making friends with every body as Helen. I am writing with an awful pencil and talking to three people at the same [illegible] boarding school [fasion?] I enclose a letter Papa has written to Col. Sellars which he wants you to [illegible] imeadiately, his address is in Papa's [illegible] hand drawer of the desk he writes at t[illegible] up with a bunch of ther addresses a[illegible] cards. Papa came in just now and says t[illegible] you not to send letters unless they [illegible] important and then to send them to [illegible] Take care of yourself and please d[illegible]




Crocker's [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1901 Jul 1]


Original letter dimensions: 29.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0767

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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