John M. Vanderbilt & wife


John Muir


Sitka Alaska May 8/81.

Dear Mr. Muir

Your very welcome letter of 27th March is just to hand with the cheerful news of the coming of your little lassie, you have our very best congratulations which please present to your happy wife with our sincere well wishes for her speedy recovery & the continuance of all that is lovely & beautiful in this life for you & yours.

Sincerely your friends

John M. Vanderbilt and Wife.



Sitka, Alaska

Date Original

1881 May 8


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0534

Collection Identifier

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

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