Louie [Strentzel] Muir


John Muir



known all over California so I hope his statement will have some little effect. It seems to me that if you could go with Mr. Johnson to Washington City now and talk to many Members of Congress especially our own Senator Perkins that you might work wonders with them for the forests. I shall write again tomorrow my eyes are tired now

Lovingly Yours

Louie Muir

[in margin: 878]



Martinez, California

Sept. 21, 1893.

Dear John,

We hope that you will be safe and well in New York when this letter reaches there. O how the children and I have longed to be able to go and meet you on the way, but we do not dare to make the attempt to travel so far, although Helen is perfectly well, and as bright & playful as a bird. Europe has seemed


to the children so far far away! and they say they will not fret after you come near enough so the telephone will bring messages from you. I have not been able to read or write for the past three weeks, I was so miserable with Neuralgia owing to the unsettled weather & cold winds, that my eyes were almost useless, & the nervous trembling of my left eye came back again, but I am comfortable now, for the wind has ceased to blow


during 3 day, & the warm sunshine is balmy as in Springtime. We hope now for a month of golden autumn weather & no rain. Not many grapes were injured by the rain & we are sending them off fast as possible. This morning I was moving some of the unread newspapers, & found the clippings inclosed, Mr. Webster is Father's old friend who used to have a lovely home in East Oakland, & well


Martinez, California

Date Original

1893 Sep 21


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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

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