Louie Strentzel Muir




19 May The letter from Col. Sellers reached here last Friday morn, and soon after a message came from Mr. Muir in Portland, Oregon so I sent immediately a telegram in [return] answer telling him of your return from Europe and your cordial invitation to John Muir & William Keith to visit you in Chicago. I forwarded the letter to Portage Wisconsin where Mr. Muir [will stop] has gone to see his mother and sisters: and this morning he telegraphed from there that he had just arrived after a fine journey on the Nor. Pacific Mr. & Mrs. Keith went directly to Chico. I am very sorry that I can not go to the Columbia Exposition but it is impossible to think of leaving my children at home and we do not dare to take little Helen where there is so much [noise hurry and] excitement among great crowds. She has not outgrown the nervous weakness that has given us sore




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No date May 19 Louie Muir to no name

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


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