Helen Muir


Helen Muir


[John Muir]


August 11, 1896

My Dear Papa,

I wonder where you are now and if you are looking at a beautiful Iceberg are you sailing out among those pretty green islands that you told so much about.
I thought a good deal yesterday about the cool blue ice for it was awful hot here all day but this morning there were great fog banks over Benicia and a fine wind is blowing.
Mama is pretty well again so she walks with me all around the orchard and I climb the peach trees for peaches we cant reach from the ground they are just delicious now. I [as?]
I have cut two new teeth since you went away but they did not hurt me much so I feel very well again.


They are ready to go to Martinez now so I can not write any more now

Your loving little girl

Helen Muir.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1896 Aug 11


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0372

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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