Wanda Muir


Wanda Muir


[John Muir]



Martinez, July 20. 1896

My dear Papa

Today is cool and delightful, a little foggy and with a fine west breeze blowing
We receive your letters from Helena and the Yellowstone and the dear little flowers that were with them. I wish that I could see some of the blue-fringed genetians growing and the geysers and all the other things that are in the big kitchen where the water is always boiling. Mama says that would just suit her, she would like a place where the boiling water never fails!


You seem to miss the mosquitoes had you been here a few days ago you would have seen and felt all the little blesseds you cared to We are all well here. Helen is very well, lively and growing. Aunt Margaret received your letter yesterday, she is about as well as usual again, she says your kind beautiful litters about Grandma Muir have comforted her greatly.
Miss Graydon came up to see Aunt Etta and of course came over here a while, she could not stay long but we enjoyed her visit very much. she is looking very well and will spend the rest of her vactaion in Oakland.
The peaches are beginning to get ripe and we will have all we can eat in a day or two.

The road up the valley is being sprinkled now and this morning Mr. Coleman had the road across the vineyard sprinkled.
We are very careful about fire and I thnk you need not worry about your notes. we do not cook a hot supper late in the evening so do not have any fire after four or five a clock and very little even then.
Marguerite has gone back to Sonora, she was not very well and throught she would rather not work for awhile.
Grandma has not been very well for a few days but is feeling much better this morning Where shall we send our next letters to? Mama and Helen will write to you tomorrow.


Wanda Muir.


Martinez, Calif

Date Original

1896 Jul 20


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0330

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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