John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


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& what long stories I'll have to tell you. It's perfectly wonderful how kind everybody has been to me, & how lucky I've been. All I came to seek Ive found & far far more, which tho' often tired & bewildered in town where strange languages were spoken some friendly soul always came to my help as if sent express from heaven & in a few days or hours I would find myself at home or even famous.My S. American work is all done. My health is better than it was when this grand trip was commenced, & now I'm only waiting here for a ship to float me to South Africa, & when Ive had a look at the peculiar flora & fauna there & the rocks I mean to turn homeward. I'm glad you are keeping all my friends informed of my wanderings. Give them my love. Wanda I hope is well ere this. I fear she works too hard, & frets. No letter from her has yet reached me. I got your long good letter from Martinez & sent reply to Martinez in Tom's careI can give no address now so I'll not expect to hear from you again until I reach New York.God be with you Darling I ever pray.Your devoted Father John Muir


Buenos Aires [Argentina]

Date Original

1911 Nov 29


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 20, Image 0699

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