Helen [Muir Funk]
Iartinez, Cal.August 3,1911.Dear Papa:After I wrote to you yesterday I got to thinking about you starting out alone on your long trip in a strange land and it worried me awfully, it dont seem right for youto go alone, you ought to have come one with you to make traveling easier.I talked it over with Buel last night and we have both decided that if you want him to go with you there is no reason why you should not have him.He can look after your baggabe and tickets and see about all the little thing that bother you in traveling, and you will have some one to keep you from getting lonesome. Think it over, and if you want hira telegraph. It will be a big load off my mind, for I dont want to think of you away off there all alone and I will worry all the time you are gone. Dont think I cant get along without Buel, for tho of course it will be awfully lonecome I feel tliat you really need him -just now more than I do. I will go| to Los Angeles and stay there till he gets back. The boy is do perfectly well and strong, and so am I that we can get along Iall right. And then we will 'we near a doctor in case we need one, and can got anything needed.We have said nothing to Wanda or Tom about this. Now do think it over, and if you feel that Buels going will in any way help you or make you happier remember that we both want, you to have him along, and that I am only too glad if lay my giving him up for a little while I am helping you.Always lovingly[illegible]
1911 Aug 3
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 20, Image 0564
Copyright status unknown
Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.
John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle