John Muir


Helen [Muir]


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Home June 1, 1908 -Darling Helen,I suppose Wanda will be leaving you soon & you will be lonesome for a while. Tom says she is expected back before the 20th - Strentzels birthday.I've had a quite a l[i?]vely lot of visitors lately, Besides neighbors I have had an old friend from South Dakota, & Peter Trout again, a visitor from Berkeley, another from Oklahoma, & yesterday Mr & Mrs Colby & their fine 3 year old Yosemite Bill. Millie comes regularly now for milk, her uncounted kittens are in the stable at the foot of the hill. Th garden is still in glorious gorgeous bloom & the whole hill & orchard is smoother freer from weeds & clods & more luxuriant & fruitful than ever before. The rubber tree on your desk shares in the general beauty & welfareThe Colbys asked to be particularly remembered to you & send all good wishes. Maggie is better than ever & grows younger while the common folk grow gray & old. Let me know [in margin: when you want anything sent from here or San FranciscoEver affectionately John Muir]


[Martinez, Calif.]

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1908 Jun 1


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Reel 17, Image 0647

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