John Muir


John Muir


Mina Merril


[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (30)

Mina Merrill.
425 N. Capital Ave.,
[Indianapolis, Ind.] [Jan., '02]

Dear Mina Merrill:

You don't know how glad I am to get your New Year letter. Old days and present days are as one. I hear the kind and gentle and loving tones of your voice in it, and see you and your beloved sister as if I were beside you. Time and distance and geography, with the new people and changing conditions they beget, seem to have no effect on me. I know your natural sorrow and loneliness. You are lonely and yet not lonely, for your sister still lives with you in love, and with your other sister and brother and all your friends you must be of good cheer and go on doing whatever your hand finds to do, as if she were still with you in the flesh. God cheer and comfort you.

Yours ever the same,
J. M.02890(30)[First draft of letter, in note-book #59]


[Martinez, Calif]

Circa Date

[1902 Jan]


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0157

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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