[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]


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[in margin: Now kiss Papa good night.]one to Wanda, & here is a little red one for "MamaWhen Papa comes home he will bring something more for baby. & she must be a good girl & love her sister Wanda & Mamma & Grandma & Grand Pa. When Papa was cooking at the white water & the Yellow flowers & the rose bushes he saw two little red babies & they were Indian babies & their mammas were there too & the babies were tied into little baskets & they didnt cry a bit. & their eyes were very black & they looked up at me but there were too small to speak & they looked like this the bunny little muggins & I saw a lot of cunning little squirrels on the mtons like this but it is too dark to make a good squirrel & when I come home I will make a good one[sketches]01318


Spokane Falls, W[ashington] T[erritory]

Date Original

1888 Aug 28


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1156

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