Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]


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Daggett, Cal. May 12Dear PapaThe box you sent reached here in good condition and made me very happy. The sweet brier scents up my whole shanty and is so lovely. Most of the roses fell to pieces when I lifted them out - our desert air is too much for them I guess, but I got all their sweetness just the same and am saving the petals. I planted the little ice plants and hope they will grow. The ginger wafers were fine. Mary got into them first thingI received your letter day before yesterday and am glad to know Wanda is getting along so well since she got home. Im sorry she dont want the house, since it seems I cant enjoy it myself, but Im not going to think about it or worry - Im too happy since I learned to let worry alone. It does me good to hear that my old garden is looking so lovely.We are having a big blow here04134


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

[1908 ?] May 12


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0551

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