[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]


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[letterhead]July 3d 1896My dear little Helen,I have enjoyed your sweet bright illustrated letters ever & ever so much,both the words & the pictures made me see everything at home as if I was there myself The peaches & the purring pussies & the blue heron flying about & all the people working & walking about & talking & guessing on the weather.So many things have happened since I left home & I have seen so many people & places & have travelled so fast & far I have lost the measure of time & it seems more than a year since I left home. Oh dear! how tired I have been & excited & swirly. Sometimes my head felt so benumbed I hardly knew where I was. And yet everything done seems to have been done for the best & I believe God has been guiding us. If I had not decided to go to Harvard, I would have 02115


Chicago [Illinois]

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Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 09, Image 0274

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