Cecilia Galloway


[John Muir]


Metropolitan Hotel,Fort Worth, Texas,Dec. 4, 1914.Dear Uncle John:I am sending you under separate cover a little picture I came across when I was in Denver. It is a picture of the dear little "wind flowers" I remember so well when I was a child in Wisconsin. I have never seen them anywhere else, and they looked so natural that I could almost smell their delicate fragrance. My memory of them is that they were the very earliest of all the spring flowers, and I was delighted when I found my first wind flower, every spring.They may not be so much of a treat to you, as perhaps you have found them growing in other localities, but I know you are fond of them, for I notice you mention them specially in your book about your boyhood in Wisconsin.Wisconsin is a lovely state, and I remember many beautiful flowers that were familiar to me in my childhood, that I have never seen anywhere else.I hear of you, and Wanda and Helen, and all your grandsons, from Mother, and am glad to know you are all well.I am working very hard, and haven't much time to think about anything but my work. But I am with nice people, and like my work.With my love, and best wishes for the approaching Christmas season, and all the New Year, I remain,Your affectionate niece,Cecilia Galloway05893


Fort Worth, Texes

Date Original

1914 Dec 4


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0819

Collection Identifier

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

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



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