John Muir


[J. E.] Calkins


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Martinez, Cal. Jan. 14, 1908.Dear Mr Calkins:Many thanks for your long kind letter, I am still perfectly pen barren amid a lot of distracting cares but thank Heaven benumbing anxiety about my darling Helen is beginning to lift Three weeks ago, or as soon as she was able to travel a day on the railway I made haste to get her out of the coast fogs, to the Mohave desert. Near Daggett, on a ranch belonging to one of the noted Van Dyke family I built her a little cottage with an open porch where she sleeps, with a warm room to dress in where her nurse & companion sleeps. She is already much better - has gained 5 pounds & is as merry as ever. Nevertheless the doctors say she will have to stay there or in some other dry desert region a year09201


Martinez, Calif.

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1908 Jan 14


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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