Helen Muir


[John Muir]


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[2]back of the house and then we climbed up in the cut and fond a lot of fosuls, a lot of shells and one worm like the ones you have up in your room, there was a great big peace of rock with shells caked all over both sides but it was to big to carry so we broke off a peace of it with a pick for you and we are going to get some more some time soon.Townie is dead. The pup is well and growing and very smart, I wonder if he will know you when you come home. Maddie and Maggie are very well and are getting big and fat, I am glad that you remembered them in your letters.We go over to Aunt Margaret's often and take your letters for her to read, she was so glad to get the letter your wrote to her.The house has not burned down yet and I hope that it will not untill[3]the time you set for it.I hope you will come home soon for I want to see you very much, when are you coming home?Your loving little girl, Helen Muir


Martinez, Calif.

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Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.

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Reel 10, Image 0355

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