John Muir


[Helen & Wanda Muir]


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I think we can get fine rooted grafted vines from Frank Swett. We have no muscat & too many Tokay are being planted all over the state. I think I ought to be here while the estate is being settled & several lots one of them near the grangers wharf worth about $2000 are being bargained for. Still I may make a hurried trip to you & return within a week or so should I find a reasonably good opening.
Maggie is keeping wonderfully well these stormy days. Merriam has a sniffle cold, I'm keeping the fireside keeping warm & deploring our separation & my mental barrenness, reading & fidgeting but eating & sleeping fairly well - & ever turning fondly toward the buttes & coalbunkers were my heart darlings are so bravely fighting lifes battle- But here goes Arthur for Martinez & I must close with a Heaven bless you darlings.

John Muir


[Martinez, Calif.]

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1906 Jan 16


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