John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir]



New York

June 1, 1893.

My own dear little Helen.

I think the letter you sent me with the pretty flowers was the best you ever wrote & it made me glad when I read it & saw the words & the flowers that your sweet little fingers had touched & written. Im glad you like the music box & the [Elfin?] is well & funny & wiggly as ever New York is very big & there are thousands & thousands of little girls here but none so sweet to me as my own darling Helen. Ill not stay away too long for Ill be in a hurry to see you again but I kiss you lots of times everyday just the same as if I were with you Little Willie is here & sends love to you. When I come home Ill bring you & Wanda something from Scotland. Tell Wanda Ill write her a letter tomorrow. Your loving papa John Muir


New York

Date Original

1893 Jun 1


Original letter dimensions: 30.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1010

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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