Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]


image preview


4about the first of March.We are all well and happy. I keep fat and comfortable and dont worry about anything. Just enjoy this desert of mine, and my horse and dog, my guitar and my letter, so I am very happy. A few days ago I rode up on the slope south of the ranch and made friends with a dear little burrowing owl. I got up to within ten feet of him and whistled and he blinked and walked around bowing to me - so funny I could hardly keep from laughing.040715Im going up there some sunny day with my camera to take his picture as he bows to me.I had a nice long letter from Dr. Merriam the other day, also a funny book. I'm going to write and tell him how finely Im getting along.Please send back that Calkins letter to me - I think I ought to answer it.Im very glad the ranch is all right, and everything looking cheerful. Take good care of yourself and write soon.Always yoursHelen04071


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

1908 Feb 22


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0213

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

The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Page Number

Page 3


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