Helen Muir


[John Muir]


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Martinez Calif. July 11, 1896My Dear Papa,I got your nice letter yesterday aftenoon I was so glad to get it and to hear that you are a thousand miles nearer home for O/ you seemed a long way off before.This morning there was a thunder shower over our valley and we saw a great many flashes of lightning that I thought were very beautiful and I liked to hear the thunder roll. My poor little black kitten 'Panther' was so scared that he took a fit, and I was so sorry for him. We have not found any little dog yet.We, that is Wanda, Enid Bird, and I, went over to Uncle David's house and then we climbed the east hill so we had a delightful walk and we heard a coyote and saw a09243


Martinez, Calif

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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