Louie [Strentzel Muir]
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August 12, 1890.
We expect that the steamer Queen due at Victoria in 2 or 3 days will bring you on the way home, so I write but a few lines, for the possibility of your coming later, to tell you that all goes well here. Little Helen has quite recovered, and is as bright and playful as ever. We all feel much better, but we long to hear of your safe arrival at Victoria. I dare not risk traveling with Helen, and I can not leave her,
otherwise the children and I would be in that cool northern city awaiting your coming. A. Levy's bookkeeper was here sunday and we sent a lot of Bartletts yesterday. Earl's men are packing grandpa's pears, & Edward & Coleman came over to learn how to pack. We shall ship all the large ones right away. It is very cold here this morning, 7 A.M. and the Benicia hills are hidden by great fog-clouds. The children are still asleep, but they love Papa always.
Goodbye, your faithful
1890 Aug 12
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Muir, Louie Strentzel, "Letter from Louie [Strentzel Muir] to John Muir, 1890 Aug 12." (1890). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1940.
Reel 06, Image 0615
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