Louis [S. Muir]
Dear Louie -
I wish you were here. The air is so perfectly delicious Warm during the day in the open, cool in the shade, & just a trace of frost at night. It would surely do you good - make you feel young again But Ye Gods what a jolting we got getting here in our six mule & horse chariot from Crockers to this mountain paradise!!! Only the girls endured it unscathed laughed at it giggled at it & enjoyed it Wanda & Helen take to this life in the rocks & woods like ducks to water as if born to it. No one could guess that this was their first mountaineering my miserable cold has gone with the frost & wind & I am well again Every breath is pure pleasure. Keith too is much better. The Club outing is a grand success. God's ozone sparkles in every eye, I never before saw so big & merry a camp circle, a huge fire blazing in the centre. I had of course to make a little speech though I had eaten two huge trouts which seemed to fill me as if I had devoured something equal to both Jonah & Whale - I suppose I'll have to descend in three weeks so as to be in time for Wanda's entrance
to the University & I suppose I ought as President of the Club to be present at the Le Cont[e?] excesses. I wish you would order a broadcloth suit for me Cohen - You will find his address in my desk - the upper right hand drawer. He ahs my measure. The coat should be a Prince Albert I think, medium length All three of you should be here You Sarah & Maggie, but only wings or abloons could answer for getting you over the rocks, & a cold storage attachment would be indispensable for the San Joaquin portion of the trip or rather translation. Love to all
Ever Your no longer coughing mountaineer John Muir
Sierra Club, Tuolumne Camp
1901 Jul 20
Original letter dimensions: 29.5 x 20 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Louis [S. Muir], 1901 Jul 20." (1901). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4437.
Reel 11, Image 0775
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