John Muir


John Muir


Helen Muir



Lucerne, Switzerland

Aug 12. 1893.

Dear Helen- I was up a beautiful mountain yesterday. It was just covered with lovely flowers in most places, & I gathered some of them for you A good many trees grow on it - beautiful spruces but not so large as the California spruce. There are hundreds of mountains hereabouts snowy & icy on the top, green & flowery on the sides & with [trees?] about their feet & oh so many lovely lakes & water falls. With much love from loving papa J.M.


Lucerne, Switz.

Date Original

1893 Aug 12


Original letter dimensions: 9 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1265

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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