John Muir


[Margaret Hay Lunam]


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Martinez Oct. 13, 1905My dear Cousin,We all thank you for your kind sympathy in our bereavement, which came so suddenly on us. Up to her last day my noble wife was not aware of the hopelessness of recovery, nor indeed were any of us though warned by the doctors a month before. She suffered but little pain; was cheerful, & at last simply fell asleep.I am still very anxious about Helen. Twice after gaining almost perfect health she brought on inflamation of the left lung by careless over-exertion, riding 30 or 40 miles on horseback a day getting drenched in thunderstorms etc. She had her last relapse about four weeks ago - was in bed 10 days, 03646


Martinez [Calif.]

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1905-10-13 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 22 cm.

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