Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]


[4]friends and relatives in Detroit and also her daughter in Wisconsin.I shall hope to hear from you again some day and that you are well amid all of your taxing work.With kindest regardsI am affectionately Sarah.[1]Pacific Grove, CalifDecr 7th 1912My dear brother JohnDavid is home again and we were glad to see him. He brough news of the clan in the Valley, and we were glad to know that all were so well, for Bertha too was getting well. David also brought your kind remembrance, a gift to each one of us, and I send many thanks for mine and will have to consider how to use it best. David spoke of his good visits with you and how much he had enjoyed them05313

[2]talking over old times and all else. Your autobiography will bring up many remembrances of old times and the people we met in those early days as well as so much that was wonderful to us in the new country. The birds were so different from those we knew in Scotland and the wild flowers so fine and how we wandered about and enjoyed them.Do you remember Robert Christie? he loved the flowers and we planted seeds in our early garden that he brought from Scotland. He went to New York and was engaged[3]in taking care of a gentleman's grounds there. We heard this of him by James Muir. In all the time since we have heard nothing of him until a short time since Miss Foster sent me a paper with a notice of the fiftieth anniversary of his marriage also something of his life. He was still in New York. but nearly all of the old neighbors are dead.I still hear from Miss Saunderson. her last letter was from Virginia she was with her youngest daughter whose home is there. She was well and thinking of visiting her


Pacific Grove, Calif.

Date Original

1912 Dec 7


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1461

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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