John Muir


John Muir


Helen & [Annie] Wanda, & [Louie Strentzel Muir]




Sep 17. 1896

My dear little/Helen & Wanda & Mama

The train started so soon that I had to hurry to jump on after talking half a minute to May & Jessie Reid. & so I did not get to the window to wave to you a last goodbye for the trip. So yu must excuse me, for I feel bad about it. We had a pretty comfortable trip on the cars - not very hot or dustry. Mr Magee & Tommie & Fred were on board on their way to Kings River Yosemite & I understand them to our party & had good chat & talk.




Tomorrow morning we get up at 4 (& start at 5 for Mineral King on the Kaweah where the military camp is. It will be a very long ride of 59 miles of rough rocky dusty road. but much of the way will be through grand pines & firs & [lebacedrus?], douglas spruce & sequoia, & then everything has been pleasantly arranged for us. From here to the foothills we will ride in light surrys then we will change horses & ride the rest of the way in a stage with four horses & be accomodated with beds & everything by the officers in charge Now I must go to bed, good night Happy dreams. take good care of yourself dear Helen & God care for you & bless you all.

Ever your loving friend & father

John Muir



Visalia, Calif

Date Original

1896 Sep 17


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0392

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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