Helen Muir


Helen Muir


[John Muir]


Martinez California Sept. 28,


My Dear Papa,

We received your two sweet little letters yesterday afternoon, we were all so glad to hear from you, I wish I could have seen the cunning little gray squirrel and I would like to look down the steep road you drove along.
The little ferns you brought us enjoyed the rain immensely and look so happy and healthy and green and the little trees are growing.
The red geraniums are blooming


finely. we had a big rain that made the ground very muddy and started the grass to growing it hurt the grapes a good (?) deal when you look at a bunch of them they look all right but when you pick it up it is all moldy on the bottom. My cats are all well and purring.
It is a lovely day to day.
The plants in my garden are growing and blooming nicely. Our sweet potatoes are nearly ready to eat.
Wanda and I went over to Mays day before yesterday.
Mama was taken very sick with rheumatism the day after you left but is feeling pretty well a gain now.

Jessie came over and stayed one night with us.
Aunt Margaret is better again, when do you think you will come home? write as often as you can.

Your own little girl Helen Muir.


Martinez, Calif

Date Original

1896 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0422

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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