John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen [Muir Funk]


Martinez, June 22, 1910My darling Helen,Dearest sister Margaret died this afternoon- free at last in the Better Land from care & pain & all bodily frailty. I'm very glad I was able to be with her to cheer & soothe & comfort while yet she could recognize me. The last two or three days was unconscious in a sort of sleep next to death.David & Sarah arrived four hours too late to see her in life.We all rejoice she passed away in deep sleep without pain or struggle - but these last farewells are hard to bear.Glad Darling that you're feeling better as your Tracey letter shows. Be more careful of health than ever.Your loving father


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1910 Jun 22


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0545

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



1 page


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.