Helen [Muir Funk]
God bless you. Ever Your devoted fatherJohn MuirPara, Brazil, Sep 18, 1911Darling Helen,I fondly hope you & Buel & the precious son are well safely through the summer in the pine woods of the mountains.I'm well & have enjoyed a glorious trip of more than a thousand miles up the great river enriched with the spoils of the greatest of all the world's forests. Had far more telling views of the trees than I ever hoped for. The river is everywhere immensely wide. yet for hundreds of miles the steamer ran so close to banks I could almost touch the outreaching branches. I was a week at Manaus on the Rio Negro, wandered in the wonderful woods, got acquainted with the best citizens & had a good telling time every way
1911 Sep 18
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