Sarah J. Mc Chesney


[John Muir]


[in margin: [illegible]]


Oct 1, 1880

Oakland Oct 1 80-

My Dear Friend

Your kindly remembrance in the form of a box of most delicious grapes, come safely and in prime condition. The view on opening the box was a lovely one and the sequel was very gratifying - We shared them with friends - and only wished that you & yours could also join us. We are all well and very busy this week, in fitting Clara off to New York where

[Page 2]

she is to study a year. She goes with Mr & Mrs Richardson and is very happy in prospect of hard work this winter - For me, it is a little sad, the flitting of the first one from the home-nest, but it must be so & I hope for the best. Now that the busy season is past, cannot you & Mrs Muir come and see us? You will be always welcome, and I am always your friend-

Sarah J Mc Chesney.


Oakland, [Calif]

Date Original

1880 Oct 1


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0311

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

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


2 pages



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.