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

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. 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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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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