John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


[4]God bless you. Ever Your devoted fatherJohn Muir[1]Para, Brazil, Sep 18, 1911Darling Helen,I fondly hope you & Buel & the precious son are well safely through the summer in the pine woods of the mountains.I'm well & have enjoyed a glorious trip of more than a thousand miles up the great river enriched with the spoils of the greatest of all the world's forests. Had far more telling views of the trees than I ever hoped for. The river is everywhere immensely wide. yet for hundreds of miles the steamer ran so close to banks I could almost touch the outreaching branches. I was a week at Manaus on the Rio Negro, wandered in the wonderful woods, got acquainted with the best citizens & had a good telling time every way

[2]They even gave me a champagne dinner & many others hardly less notable. trying to lionize me almost like my own country friends though at first I felt dreadfully lonesome, couldn't speak a word of Portuguese.Here too I'm faring wonderfully well[3]in the home of a Scotch banker.I got back to Para on the 15th & am waiting for a steamer to Rio. May have to wait a week learning what I can of the adjacent country in the meantime. From Rio I plan to go to Buenos Aires, thence up some of the rivers & across the Andes to Valparaiso etcBe very careful of your health darling I'll be home in the spring


Para, Brazil

Date Original

1911 Sep 18


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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0627

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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