John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]


To Helen muir

Killarney, Ireland,

Sep.7, 1893.

My own dear Helen:

After papa left London he went to the top of Scotland to a place called Thurso, where a queer Scotch geologist once lived - hundreds of miles thereabouts were covered with heather in full bloom. Then I went to Inverness and down the canal to Oban again. Then to Glasgow and then to Ireland to see the beautiful bogs and lake and Megillicuddy Peaks. Now I must make haste tomorrow back towards Scotland and get ready to sail to New York on the big ship Campania, which leaves Liverpool on the 16th day of this month, and then I'll soon see darling Helen again. Papa is tired traveling so much, and wishes he was home again, though he has seen many beautiful and wonderful places, and learned a good deal about glaciers and mountains and things. It is very late, and I must go to bed. Kiss everybody for me, my sweet darling, and soon I'll be home.

[John Muir]

[Post card addressed Helen Muir, Martinez, California]


Killarney, Ireland

Date Original

1893 Sep 7


Original letter dimensions: 13 x 9 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1325

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