Louie Strentzel Muir


[John Muir]


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[2]Helen is perfectly well, bright and active as ever and does not seem to mind the warm weather any more. This is the first really cool and comfortable day since you started, and day after day that dust have showed in the north, but this morning the Benicia hills were beautiful with fleecy fog wreaths, and oh at last there is a delicious ocean breeze to refresh parched flowers and people both.We ahve been talking about the lovely flowers there surely will be at the funeral maybe some snowy waterlilies among them and that the graveyard will be saved from woeful gloom by the bright springtime freshess and bloom of the trees and flowers there. I have forgotten where it is, does it overlook the river or lake?[3]I sent one hundred dollars to Sister Sarah the same day that I received your letter about it, and Wanda and Helen have written several letters to you since June 9th so it is strange that you had not yet received any. I could not write much for my eyes have been much inflamed and very painful since the hot weather. Enclosed are letters from Mrs. Graydon and John Howitt that were sent to the Century Co. and then sent on to Martinez. By the way, do not forget to visit John Vance Cheney and the Library when in Chicago. How sorry I am that you could not stay longer in New York and Boston. Did you see Cable and Mrs. Agassiz?Will you be able to go with Prof. Sargent and the Forest Commissioners?


Martinez, California

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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