John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


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his Helens sickness, asks me where to go, I tell him Van DykesMartinez, Dec. 12, 1907Dear Mr Lukens.I think I told you that Helen had another attack of pneumonia about two months ago. She is slowly recovering & is able to go around the hose but the rains & fogs of the last few days have made the weak lung sore, & the doctors say as I do that she must go again to the desert & stay for two years, at some ranch where milk, eggs, vegetables etc can be had. Do you know of any such place; say about Barstow or Mohave or indeed anywhere. Perhaps Mr Gant in his extensive travels may have found such a place available for a merry though sick boarder & her anxious old father.How are you all, well I hope. Have you seen the Sillers lately?Sick or well I am faithfully yoursJohn Muir[illegible], Dec. 14 - recommended MrVan Dykes at Dagget


Martinez [Calif.]

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1907-12-12 00:00


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