David Muir


David [Muir]


Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[in margin: David on Mothers Death]

Martinez Cal June 23/96

Dear Sister Sarah & all the others

Daniel's telegram which informed us that dear Mother had left us, reached us at ten last eve, Arthur Coleman happened to be in town late & kindly brought it out to us. I spent most of this forenoon with Maggie. I was afraid that she might worry herself sick, but I was glad to find that she was quiet & resigned & was calm when I left her. Aunt Louie, Wanda & Helen were also with her, showering her with kindness. We realized that likely all of her children


would be present except we two & we were certainly present in spirit. I would like to be with you, but I cannot. Ette joins me in love to all.

Your brother



martinez, calif.

Date Original

1896 Jun 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 23 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0248

Collection Identifier

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

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



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