Helen Muir


[John Muir]


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[2]When you come back you will see a grate change on the work on the railroad, yesterday Fannie and Mr Douglass and I went up and walked quite a way on the embankment, I did not find any good fossils this time but we have a good many here already for you. It rained a little here early this morning but it is clear and bright now but a little cold in the shade, there has been frost nearly every morning this week. Keenie is getting bigger, smarter and prettier every day, he shakes hands beautifully, when I say good morning to him when I come down in the morning. Tommy is well but is dreadfully lonesome without you, he runs upstairs and meows at your door everytime he gets a chance, he went up and did it yesterday.Fannie went home Monday Mr Douglass[3]came up for her.Write soon and tell us where you are and how soon you will be home.Your loving little daughterHelen MuirMy dear Papa, I have just received your letter from New York and we have all enjoyed the account of your lively wanderings very much, what a wonderful lot of beautiful places you must have seen, I do wish that I were with you and seeing them all too, but I should think that you would get dreadfully tired rushing around from one end09159


Martinez, Calif.

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Original letter dimensions: 22 x 14.5 cm.

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