John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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[4]or anywhere. for every place is sweet & beautiful where you are. O dear! I wish I could just jump on a train this evening & never stop until I got home - But two weeks will soon be past Tell mama I was so glad to get her letter saying that her eyes were better give my love to Wanda & Mama & grandma & Maggie & Dave & everybody that you know I love. I must go now & see if mamas telegram has come to tell that you are all well It was 10 o'clock in the forenoon when I telegraphed & it is now five [in margin: in the afternoon Good night my love. Your devoted papa John Muir][1][letterhead]New YorkSep 23, 1893.My dear HelenIve got back to New York & will soon be back to Martinez, & I will be very glad. I came across the sea in a big ship. It sailed very fast, but it shook a good deal & I could not sleep very well. But I feel happy to get back into our own country again & so near our own home. I got your nice letter & mamas just the day before I left Liverpool. You write so well that I could hardly believe that my own little Helen had written that letter. If any more letters have gone to London they will be sent back to California by my cousins at [Berkanhead?].


New York

Date Original

1893 Sep 23


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1355

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