Helen Muir


[John Muir]


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4Have you had any fine snow storms since you wrote? I wonder if there were any thunder storms up there when it was so cloudy here? Are you getting lots better and stonger since you left for this grand trip? Do not worry about your papers for we have not touched a speck of dust in your room, or moved a thing, nor about fire, because we are very careful. We hope you will telegraph to us when you reach Yosemite Valley so we will know you are all right so much sooner, but please write a long letter too, and tell us all about yourself, and everything. How are the chipmunks? I wish I could see and learn about the dear little creatures. When Wanda comes home next Saturday, she will have four days5of vacation, Saturday and Sunday as usual, and then Monday and Tuesday for Admission Day, as she will be here so long, she will write to you, and I will write again when she does. Mama will write this afternoon, and I do hope there will be a letter from you in the mail this morning. Aunt Sarah, Aunt Margaret and Mama and Wanda all send their love to you, with lots of it from me, I am your loving little girl,Helen Muir.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1900 Sep 6


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0345

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Page 3


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