T[heodore] P. Lukens
[in margin: he had just returned from Van Dykes. he built a home there for his Helen. praises the Van Dykes. thanks me more and more for finding Van D. peace for them]Martinez Jan. 7, 1908Dear Mr Lukens,I have just returned from Daggett, after building a small cottage on charming Van Dyke's ranch close by his hospitable home & getting Helen comfortably settled with her companion. It is just the ideal place & Helen is already much better. She is charmed & delighted with the grand desert scenery & climate & with grand Van Dyke & family. Everlasting thanks dear friend for guiding is there in our time of sore trial. I'm going back in a few days with needed house supplies, & will write soon. With warm regards & best New Years wishes I amfaithfully yours John Muir
1908 Jan 7
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