Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]


image preview


be careful not to talk too much or his voice troubles him.My garden wont live through the summer Im afraid - the heat is too great. My cats, dog, and horse are well and lively.I had peaches for breakfast this morning - Tom and Mr Holliday are going to send me a crate of fruit every week or so, they say. The first crate came Sun. and Ive feasted ever since.I must go and mail this now.Always yourHelenEvery day now and goes up to 113° and 115° too. Even the nights are warm now. I sleep out on the west side of my shanty and cant stand even a sheet over me most of the time. But I dont mind the heat a bit. We have ice every day now so I drink lots of cold milk.Mr Funk and Herbert Manson are camping up at the head of the ditch this week, working with scrapers to increase the stream of water. Mr Van Dyke enjoys the heat like I do, but has to


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

[1908 ?] Jul 22


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0771

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Page Number

Page 2


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle