John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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Home, May 18, 1908.Darling Helen.No doubt you have Wanda at last enliven & enrich your lowly shanty. Don't forget your work of getting well but plot & plan all you can to heal & cheer & comfort each other. Above all make Wanda rest, & be careful not to confound & perplex her with eccentrics & link motion puzzles. Would'nt be great & spacious if we should all go daft on desert air & alfalfa & abide there on the Mohave forever. Tom however & the young Doctor Strentzel would probably object Anyhow make the most of each other while you may, & of the friendly Van Dykes & Funks & the grand healing mountain rimmed desert. Here today it's showery & dark & windy. The carnations & compliments of the Santa Fe was a very fine kind charity. I'm pegging away at the little book [in margin: Ever Yours with much love Joh MuirRemember me to the Van Dykes & Funks & good old Keenie]


[Martinez, Calif.]

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1908 May 18


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Reel 17, Image 0571

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