John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir]



New York, June 3 1893

My own sweet Helen

Willie wrote you a letter yesterday & went away to Scotland this morning. I am not ready to go yet & so I am here finishing my article but I suppose Ill see him again in Scotland Perhaps John Burroughs will go to Scotland with me & so I wont be lonesome. Willie is always in a hurry & wont wait. Last night I was at dinner at Mr Gilders house & the night before at the Authors Club, & the night before at Mr Johnsons, & tonight I am going to the Century Club & I see so many people &


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they make me talk so much I have not much time to write. Willie feels lonesome without you & so do I. but I wont stay very long. I suppose the cherries are ripe. Everybody thinks your picture & Wandas is lovely. I suppose Wanda & Lou are studying. You must learn to read more, but you can write letters very nice now, & you must write a whole lot & so must Wanda & mama. I was glad to get mamas telegram. Tell Mama to send letters care of Mr Johnson & he will send them when he knows where Ill be - & now I send you lots of kisses & I love you dearly Give my love to all the rest dear Helen. from your loving papa John Muir


New York

Date Original

1893 Jun 3


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1026

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