John Muir


John Muir


Mary [Muir Hand]


Martinez California

Dec. 26, 1896

My dear Highland Mary

Here you all are in grand style. The big pictures came yeserday but no letter... I look back to last summer as the most beautiful of all my life. It was a great blessing to have you in Portage when our loving mother went to her reward in heaven.
I had a letter from Sarah a few days ago. they are all in usual health as we also are here, Maggie is of course feeling lonesome on the eve of her boy Johnnies departure for Nebraska to attend school. Your old friend Miss Thayer is here for a year she is living with the Westlakes. I'm pegging away with writing. Here is a picture made in Chicago Happy New Year Mary & to all your fine family

Ever your loving brother

John Muir



Martinez, Calif

Date Original

1896 Dec 26


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0568

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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John Muir National Historic Site. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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