Wanda Muir


Wanda Muir


[John Muir]


Martinez Cal

June 15, 1893

My dear Papa

You must have had a lovely trip on the Hudson river with Mr Johnson. How I wish I could have been there to see the clear beautiful water and those fine [homes?] and gardens & Oh to walk in the woods and gather ferns and the bonnie sweet Mayflowers! Helen talks every day about the time when she will be well and strong and big enough to go traveling with you and


then we could all be happy together. She begs mama to take her to the city and says “I just know that I will not get sick this time”. You speak of the weather being so warm it seems only a week or so ago that they were having snow and blizzards in New York. Yesterday Helen and I were invited to Elsie Ames birthday party, we had a delightful time, there was a table set out under some big live-oak trees, this also was delightful and so were the strawberries on it. Judge Ames has a lovely place.

Grandma is able to sit up and to go around the house. Aunt Margaret and May come over quite often, they were all well the last time I saw them Helen’s chickens and turkeys are growing fast but they are still very gentle. Now good-by papa and take good care of your self.

Your loving daughter

Wanda Muir


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1893 Jun 15


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1084

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