John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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7though it is more ten years since my last visit here Alaska comes back into near view & if a steamer were to start now it would be hard indeed to keep myself from going aboard. I must spend one year more there at the least the work I am doing now seems much less interesting & important I hope the ranch is not giving you too much trouble. I wonder if Anna has got away. Guess she has. & then if so whether you are trying to keep house or have moved to Grandpa's If so that confounded pond will worry me. I ought to have a letter soon- there may be one at Seattle now. I guess I will nto get back there for a week. I need not tell you how close & constant should be your care of#9172002075the children especially of Helen this hot weather. See that their clothing is not too tight or heavy & be prompt to change as the weather changes. Also see to it that nothing in the way of bad food & excitement or bad water or sewer gas reaches them & be sure to make them go regularly to bed as the same hour every night.If Anna is still with you tell her to be sure to pick out a good travelling companion before starting & make herself comfortable for the trip.The weather here is very delightful How fine it would be could you & the children & grandpa & grandma come here & stay at this house for a month


Victoria, B. C.

Date Original

1888 Jul 23


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 1078

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