John Muir


John Muir


[Annie] Wanda & Helen [Muir]



September 25, 1896

My dear babies Wanda & Helen

I wish you could have seen the fine shaggy wild mountains & woods I saw yesterday & the grand scenery above a white rolling sea of fog, but I would have been awfully afraid the carriage would have fallen over the steep rocks along the fronts of which the road was cut. There is a very handsome gray squirrel in the hotel here here in a big cage, they let him out every morning to scamper about the office & he is then just too handsome & ridiculously funny for anything. I wonder what sober gentlemanly Tom would think of him, I must try to get one for you when we get the new dog then we will be all right

Ever Your loving & admiring father




San Bernardino, Calif

Date Original

1896 Sep 25


Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 15.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0414

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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