Charlotte Hoffmann


Louie Strentzel Muir


My dear Mrs. Muir, You are too good to your children – Wanda and I decided that yesterday after-noon. Mama opened the boy herself so she had the full pleasure of gathering the sprigs of rosmary and all the sweet-smelling things that she loves. The oranges are the fattest and the yellowest we have had, and it is the thanks of the family I am sending, not merely my own. Wanda and I are going to the city on Saturday to see Mr. Keith’s pictures, We shall have a fine time, I know. I am writing before school, Mrs. Muir, so I have time for only a word. Mama wants me to be sure and make you feel how much she appreciates your thoughtfulness for I’m sure you know with with-out my telling you. Lovingly yours, Charlotte Hoffmann Thursday morning- Early.



Circa Date

circa 1900


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

No date Charlotte Hoffmann 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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

Owning Institution

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.


2 pages


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



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