John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


kind. I'm trying to finish the book on Yosemite before I set out for the other America. I got a copy of "My First Summer" from the publishers two or three days ago. It looks well. In a week or so it will be in the stores.I'm so glad your little boy is thriving & is so dear a child. I haven't heard from Wanda since I left California. Give my kindest regards to Buel & his mother & that little girl.Devotedly your fatherJohn Muir1911[letterhead]New YorkMay 30Darling Helen,Your letter recd yesterday, telling our dear Sellers death Sunday, made me sad & lonely. I suppose you know that J. D. Hooker the friend in our greatest need was taken violently ill the day of dear Seller's death & died Wednesday evening. And Keith too gone. I wonder if leaves feel lonely when they see their neighbors falling.Mrs. Harriman is exceedingly


New York

Date Original

1911 May 30


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0334

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

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



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