[Annie] Wanda Muir Hanna


[John Muir]


[2]trip and that you are so well. I wish we could be with you and are anxious to hear all about the wonderful things you have seen for we have enjoyed your letters so much. The only trouble is that there are not enough of them and that they are too short.We are all well here and had a most delightful Christmas for the boys were old enough this year to get wildly excited over their toys and to enjoy the Christmas tree and everything that was going on tremendously and we had lots of fun watching them[1]Martinez Dec 30th [1911]Dear Papa,Helen says that in her last letter from you that you gave Cape Town as your next address so I am trying sending this letter there in the hope that you will get it some time.Your casual remark in your letter from Santiago, Chile, that you were about to start for South Africa quite took my breath away for South America and South Africa both seem awfully big to include in one trip.When do you expect to see this part of the world again? It seems as if you had been away a long time but I'm glad that you are having such a fine08543

[3]Strentzel and John are growing so fast that Im afraid you will hardly know them when you get home. They haven't forgotten you and John says that you have "gone way off on choo-choo but Grandpa will "pitty poon turn home and bring John moons."We had such a fine visit with Helen and her baby this summer. Helen was very well all the time she was here and Muir Stanley is about the healthiest and best natured little chap imaginable.We have had lovely weather here all winter until a few days ago and everything is going well on the ranch.The Reids and Swetts are well.Uncle David was up from Pacific Grove a few days before Christmas and said that all of the clan there were well especially Aunt Sarah who seemed better than for years.There is a lot of mail for you piling up here but I don't think there is anything very important.I am enclosing some proofs of the [cures?] that the children had taken not long ago. Hope they won't be faded by the time they reach you.Hoping to hear from you very soonYour loving daughterWanda Muir Hanna


Martinez [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1911] Dec 30


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0759

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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