[Sarah Muir Galloway]


John Muir



telling what little I knew and gave your San Francisco address so you may hear from some of them Dont you think I am getting to be quite a traveler, I was actually at Racine in the fall, Sister Annie was going so I had company. Dan and Emma showed us around the City and did every thing to make our visit as pleasant as possible They have a very pleasant home in the most beautiful street of the City, the greatest attraction about the place for me was the [underlined: Lake] the roar and dash of the waters was delightful, then as far as the eye could reach



Port Hope Feb. 16th 1879

My Dear Brother John

I feel that I must write to you to-day, I am so anxious to hear from you. Your last letter I find is dated [underlined: thanks giving eve] /77 just after your hungry days among the mountains, Anna and I have written at different times since then, but perhaps you have not received [deleted: them] our letters. I read two of your articles in Scribner lately, why John I should think that by this time you would have forgotten all about [underlined: Craigie -Lee] and [underlined: Bonnie Doon], I do not wonder the Squirrel sat still to listen

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I dare say it never heard anything so Scotchy in all its life, that wind storm must have be [underlined: terribly grand] You must have clung to that tree like a [underlined: mice] or you would have gone the [underlined: way] of [underlined: the leaves]. I had a letter from Isabella Sanderson five or six weeks ago. she was anxious that I should write all I knew of your doings and wanderings for the last year or two, she says your friends in Indiana are anxious to hear of or from you, she refers to Mrs. Moore and family also Miss Hendries who has a most grateful remembrance of your kindness to her while in Cal John Gray and family were


spending some time at Mackinaw last summer where he met Miss H. and another lady who also knew you, while talking about and analyzing the flowers around them Miss H. mentioned something which she said a friend of hers a Naturalist in Cal told her. John immediately asked if his name was John Muir and was delighted to find it was, they were friends directly, Miss H. has relatives in Detroit and has since spent most of a week with John Grays folks, she was anxious that Isabella should write to me to find out all about you, I wrote


Port Hope

Date Original

1879 Feb 16


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0998

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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