Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


Martinez Cal Sep 24, 1893

My Dear Bro' John

I was glad to her today of the telegram received by Louie last eve telling us of your safe arrival in New-York. Welcome home from Europe & your childhoods home to Wis' where we were all boys & girls together I would like to be with mother and the girls and see you there once more and have a good talk with them all but as that cannot be I will just "bide a wee" in this corner of the vine yard till you reach California and the Home-nest. & then rejoice with you and yours that the good Lord' has watched over you & brought you to us again in safety through so many seen & unseen dangers. The Folks are all pretty well though Louie has had quite a hard time with Neuralgia. Every body interested is hard at work among the grapes Love to Mother & Sisters, affectionately




Martinez, Cal

Date Original

1893 Sep 24


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1359

Collection Identifier

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

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