John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]





June 21, 1896

Darling Helen.

I was very glad to get your little letter yesterday with Wanda's, for they showed me home like looking through a window.
This place is Called Wing-on-wing because one wing after another was added from year to yaer.


Mama & Grandma & take ever so much to yourself
The weather in New York is dreadful.
Goodbye dear

from ever affectionate father.


my room is overshadowed by a fine large tulip tree & this morning a half dozen squirrels were dancing & singing & capering on it.
Ill soon know how long it will be ere I see you then I'll be glad Give my love to


Wing-on-Wing [New York]

Date Original

1896 Jun 21


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0242

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