Lizzie B. Williams


Mrs. [Louie Strentzel] Muir



Kelloggs, via [Calistoga?] August 26th 1880

Dear Mrs Muir:

I do not fancy for one moment that there are eyes any sharper than the eyes of love, yet if the enclosed has escaped your notice it affords me pleasure to present it to you. I was as pleased to see by a letter from Mr Muir in the Bulletin of last evening that he had arrived safely – among his bachelor haunts I cannot tell you how truly disappointed I was not to have seen you both after having taken such a liberty with your friendship I hope you are well and brave. I am sure the time cannot possibly seem longer to you than it will to your

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good husband Present my compliments to your father and mother whom hope are well I am happy to say I am getting quite well in this soft and warm air of this valley where the “vital [park?]” is forced into activity and new life, instead of struggling for a shivering existence in our Oakland climate I hope you are quite well. Accept my affectionate regards, and remember Mr Williams and myself with [illegible] regards when you write to Mr Muir. Your true friend Lizzie B [Williams?]


Kellogg's, via Calistoga, [Calif]

Date Original

1880 Aug 26


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0295

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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