Louie Strentzel Muir


[Sarah M Galloway]


Portage, Wis. [Wisonsin] August 22 / 98. Dear Sister Louie, You have been much in my mind lately, for I have been remembering that your wandering boy has gone off again for a “stroll,” we have not heard how long he intends to be away but suppose he will take a good long one when he is about it, as mountain climbing, and scaling, is such a pleasure to him. His work and study is so highly appreciated and so well known everywhere. A lady and gentleman living here, in talking with [Celice] said that while traveling they visited the grave of Professor Agassiz, and then two gentleman were talking of John Muir, who were unknown to them and said John Muir is greater than [Agassiz]. How is that? I hope you are well and strong Louie, and that the years in passing have touched you so lightly that you are still enjoy the good and the beautiful things of life with a glad heart and how much that is beautiful the Lord has placed all about you. I hope that Grandma too is well and that she is still able to enjoy the ground views from the windows. I remember she said that she feared she would not be able to do much work when she went to live at the new place as she would want to spend so much time looking out and enjoying so much beauty. I suppose Wanda and Helen will be busy with their studies as we heard they had a Governess. I was thinking to-day as we were talking of [Institute] work in which Celice is engaged just now, that if I only had health and strength We are all usually well. Mother seems quite in her usual health and walks out nearly every day that is fine, she can take long walks too, and enjoys them. Anna made us a visit not long since with her two little ones. Kenneth is quite a boy now, he is very fond of flowers, when he goes out in the morning he finds one and [ ] it until it is so withered or pulled to pieces and then wants another. When they come see us last time they took us by surprise. We were all out the dinner table when he came


Portage, WI

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Resource Identifier

1893 Aug 22 To Louie

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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