John Muir


John Muir


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


[Post card addressed Wanda Muir, Martinez, California, U.S.A.]
Near Lucerne, Aug. 11, 1893.

Dear Wanda:

On top of this Swiss mountain you see the view on this card. It is one of the very finest I ever enjoyed - hundreds of peaks and hills and mountains and glaciers with hundreds of little farms and cottages and lakes in the valleys far below, clouds of every form and color lingering, marching, rising, sinking, forming, fading. Sunshine streaming throu ;h their fringes, falling in glowing silver on their domes and swelling bosses and making lovely ourple shadows in the hollows. Broad spaces of silvery shimmering spangles on the Lowland lakes.

With much love,
J. M.



Near Lucerne, [Switzerland]

Date Original

1893 Aug 11


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1262

Collection Identifier

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

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



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