John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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Portage Wis.Monday MorningApril 18. 1892My dear Helen – It is very lonely where I can’t see you though ever so many beautiful children are here. Sometimes I dont feel well & a touch of your little hand would make me better. It is pretty cold this morning, & no flowers or leaves are to be seen yet but I saw a robin gathering strings & bits of cloth to make a nest & that shows that spring will soon be here. I saw a very pretty blue jay in the yard this morning, far prettier than the California jay but his voice is not good. Joannas little girls are sweet How fine it would be if you & Wanda could see them. This country seems


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1892 Apr 18


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0501

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