Charlotte [ ]


Louie Strentzel Muir


Charlotte [ ]


Miss Heads School 2538 Channing Way Monday My dear Mrs. Muir I am so excited! My mother has just sent word that a box of luscious grapes and waiting for me at home. I can’t go in this minutes as I should like to, but I must go down an ask Wanda what kind they are, and from which particular vine they were picked. How good of you to remember me again. It seems years since we have had a walk past the rosemary and lavender and pomegranate bush; or a long talk before the fire. Later—I have seen Wanda and thanks you through her. She was putting on her coming red dress for the first time. It does my heart good to see her so happy in her work and her friends; and I know how happy you are too, because of her success. What I wish now is that she shall marry happily soon! Wouldn’t Wanda laugh if she could hear me say it. She ought to have a big house where she can still have all her friends come to her. I am going down again to hear all the details of the “Church History” course. Can you read my writing? My hand is soo tired from old compositions that I can hardly hold the pen. I am so sorry that Helen is not strong. Wanda tells me that she looks very much better last Saturday, and I sincerely hope she will keep on improving. If I don’t see Mr. Muir soon something will happen. The first time I leave town I shall come to you if you will let me. My mother will enjoy the grapes so much. Thank you, my dear, thoughtful Mrs. Muir, for sending them. My love to Mr. Muir and Helen. Tell Mr. Muir I’m getting to be an awful stupid, wizend old school-marm. I need a lecture from him. Always lovingly Charlotte


Berkely, CA

Date Original



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Resource Identifier

1904 Nov 8 to Mrs John 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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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