John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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go into the orchard at all. Give her the juice to drink by itself & make her rinse her mouth after every meal. Above all don’t let her eat may dukes. Even raw peaches should not be eaten, & don’t let her be tempted by the sight of others eating them. Bathe her frequently & change her clothing in the middle of the day, & again at night. Be specially watchful when after warm days the cold winds set in suddenly from the se. Be sure then that she be warmly clad before the possibility of a chill. Above all things watch her teeth. Better that she never taste fruit for years, or until she grows strong than that she have toothache. Acid fruit with sugar, warm debilitating weather & nerve-exhausting toothache & irregularity of the bowels, all come together to de[illegible] children & the danger is very great I charge you therefore to be watchful With love to all ever yours John Muir70901683


…New York

Date Original

1893 Jun 16


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1090

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