[J. E.] Calkins
Martinez, March 6, 1908Dear Mr Calkins;This dismal Grippe is beginning to let go, & I'm now much better. Helen continues to send encouraging news, & even the ranch business bids fair to be settled in a few days in a way that promises greater freedom for real work. So we may still be able to do something together next summer or winter but probably not on the ranch.I wish I knew as little about grippe as you think I do. I was convalescing from a 2d attack when you sagely observed I was not looking well, - 2 attacks in one season besides a world of work & anxiety over poor Helen. This present attack is the 3d for the year, & then to talk of the "Bay Climate" in connection with the epidemic sweeping over all Europe & America -[in margin: I'll write again soon as business is definitely settled.]Trusting Mrs Calkins is now quite well I amfaithfully yoursJohn Muir09204
1908 Mar 6
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
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