Helen Muir


[John Muir]


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2more than the S.P. does. Aunt Margaret just came here for Aunt Sarah a few minutes ago, we are all so glad she is well enough to ride again this morning. Mama is better and has been outside nearly all day planting. The weather cleared up yesterday morning beautifully, and this is a lovely day too. Our rain turned out to be nothing more than a little misty sprinkle, and did not even lay the dust any where. The leaves on the fruit trees are beginning to turn beautiful colors, some of the grape leaves are bright yellow tipped and edged with red. The bridge is not finished yet and the people still keep coming through our place, surprising us with their numbers, but as by their comnig we are getting our road sprinkled, it is all right. We have some pretty red-cheeked apples here that came from the3other place, they are beautiful to look at, lovely to smell and delicious to eat, we will save some for you when you come home. Both Tom and Stickeen are flourishing, and [Keennie?] jumps up and down in the stuble field after grasshoppers the same as ever. Tom goes out at six o'clock every morning and catches a gopher, and eats it in his old style on the porch before we get our breakfast. I heard a Sophophanes inornatus in a tree by the creek not long ago, it was the first one I have heard since last spring and I was so glad to know that my little favorite was around here again. Mr. Coleman has dried a good many peaches, pears and prunes this summer, and he is just rushing off the Tokay grapes every day, as they are red and ripe and bring a good price.09245


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1900 Sep 6


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0343

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