John Muir


John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]



Port Townsend

Aug. 5, 1896

Dear Louie.

We had a pleasant voyage & I met Mr Osborn & Prof Russell on the wharf here last evening & a lot of bright students from Columbia College N.Y.
Mrs. Osborn & two of their chldren are coming on the Queen from Tacoma I feel well & may return on the Queen if I cant go West from Sitka
With much love to you all

Goodbye, ever yours

John Muir

[in margin: Abies grandis from Port Townsend picked this morning]

Hello Midge, Hello Wanda

This is a lovely cool morning & I wish you were here. Write to me to Port Townsend, Wash. & Ill get your letters when I come back.
Remember the geraniums & the squirrells.
Im sorry Im in a hurry. I had a nice cool sail up the coast but most of the passengers were sick. Much love my dear children I send you.

Your loving father

John Muir


Port Townsend [Wash]

Date Original

1896 Aug 5


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0364

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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