[Postal card addressed Mistress Helen Muir, Martinez, California, U.S.A.]
I had a long walk to-day among rocks and trees and beautiful flowers, and all the time could see great mountains covered with ice. The sun was shining on them and they were very beautiful, and I could see many waterfalls and hear them singing wherever I went. I wish you could have been with me, but I suppose you'll come sometime when you are old enough.
Here in Mama's letter are some of the flowers I gathered.
Many little girls live high up on the mountains and they sometimes have to be tied to the doors ill when their mama has to leave them to keep them from falling down over the rocks. I'm coming home soon, and then I'll tell you all about it, and how glad I'll be to see my little girl again.
1893 Aug 17
Original letter dimensions: 9 x 14 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Helen [Muir], 1893 Aug 17." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 979.
Reel 07, Image 1287
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