John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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[letterhead]Aug. 19 1897My dear Helen,I felt awfully frightened when mamma telegraphed you had the whooping cough. I wanted to go right home to you, but it said you were nearly well I wish I could get a letter from you, but Ive been moving about so much I hardly expect to receive any letters until I get back to Port Townsend which will be in about two weeks. Then I mean to start for home. We are going over to Port Townsend tomorrow morning, then out to the woods thirty miles from there to see some big trees & on the 22d we sail for Alaska. Ive had a horrid cold whooping cough I guess by the noise I made & have been unable to do any writing though more & more orders are chasing me for letters for the papers. Today I feel better & made some notes Some day we'll all come up here & have a grand view of the mountains & streams & 02333


Victoria, B. C.

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Original letter dimensions: 28 x 22 cm.

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