John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen & [Annie] Wanda [Muir]



Sep 21, 1896

My darlings Helen & Wanda

I slept last night in a box called a Pullman Upper & of course feel pretty stupid but I thought of you & Mama the first thing & so that shows I am quite well.
I wish you could have been with me up the mtns to see the pines & silver firs & brown giant Sequias but the road was awful dusty, & long, - sixty miles Friday & 60 yesterday bedies all this railroad business in bunk. The soldiers took good care of no & we saw ten species of conifers & rocks & waterfalls many O.
Here are some silver fir seedlings & Erogonum etc with love [my?] dears


Los Angeles [Calif.]

Date Original

1896 Sep 21


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0408

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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