Ida F. Westlake


Louie Strentzel Muir


Ida F. Westlake


907 Jackson St. Oakland, Cal Dec 30-03 Dear Mrs. Muir The box of beautiful Christmas berries arrived safely Saturday afternoon. Thank you very much for the remembrance. They were so pretty and still are. We have all enjoyed their bounty. I was so sorry to hear of Helens illness. Trust she is fully recovered by this time, and that you are having a happy and joyous holiday season, even if Mr. Muir is not with you. Do you expect him home soon?I have been with Mrs. Williams for the past five days. It was so kind of her to take me into her home and care for me. Had she not, I would not have gotten away from the Sanatorium for some time longer. I am gaining guile fast. Can see that I am stronger each day. Hope to be able to go to Martinez before long. Mrs. Williams and Ethel send love. With love and best wishes for the girls and yourself, I am sincerily yours Ida F. Westlake


Oakland, CA

Date Original



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Resource Identifier

1903 Dec 3 Ida F Westlake to Mrs Muir

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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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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