Helen [Muir Funk]


[John Muir]


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Daggett, Cal. July 8, 1911.Bear Papa:-I am sorry you have been uneasy about my health, and I want you to know I am all right and that there is no need for worry. And here is the little man -- it is only a proof, but the finished pictures will not be done for about three weeks and I wanted you to see for yourself how big and healthy he is. This was taken the last time we were in Los Angeles He was then four and a half months old. Of course just as soon as the pictures are finished we will send you one. but in the meantime I send this.Buel has telegraphed you as Tom Hanna said you were worrying about me and wanted to know where we were. We have had to delay our trip this long on account of our friends., a middle aged man and his wife and little girl whom we have known ever since coming here. They have been to Bear Valley several times, and were to go ahead of us with their wagon and team, and fix things up so it would be easier for the baby and I when we got there. They could not leave as early as they had expected to go, and as the weather has kept cooler than usual for June here, and both Muir and I were all right, we thought we would rather wait than go on alone. We cannot go all the way in the machine, and it will be nice to have a team waiting for us at the end of the auto road. We leave here early on Wednesday, the 12th. As soon as we reach our new summer home, I will let you know how we stood the trip, and how things are there. And please don't fret about us, for we are both just as well as can be. It is perfectly natural that I should lose weight, for the boy [O5070]


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

1911 Jul 8


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 20.5 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0480

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