Helen [Muir Funk]
kind. I'm trying to finish the book on Yosemite before I set out for the other America. I got a copy of "My First Summer" from the publishers two or three days ago. It looks well. In a week or so it will be in the stores.I'm so glad your little boy is thriving & is so dear a child. I haven't heard from Wanda since I left California. Give my kindest regards to Buel & his mother & that little girl.Devotedly your fatherJohn Muir1911[letterhead]New YorkMay 30Darling Helen,Your letter recd yesterday, telling our dear Sellers death Sunday, made me sad & lonely. I suppose you know that J. D. Hooker the friend in our greatest need was taken violently ill the day of dear Seller's death & died Wednesday evening. And Keith too gone. I wonder if leaves feel lonely when they see their neighbors falling.Mrs. Harriman is exceedingly
1911 May 30
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