[Theodore P.] Lukens
he approves P. attenuata for our San Gabriel Mts.
Martinez, Feb 15, 1898
My dear Mr. Lukens
We are very sorry to hear that dear Lottie has caught Scarlet Fever. It is a dreadful disease & we can sympathize with you & the poor child, for Wanda was nearly [last?] in it. We hope & pray fondly that she will be [spared?] to [us?] all.
Helen received the little book she sent & has been waiting for me to go to the city for a book for Lottie. But I have been completely absorbed & made stupid by writing. Your letter came this afternoon just as I completed a long article on the Yellowstone. It will be published in the Atlantic. Now I'm going to begin on the Yosemite Park. & then the Sequoia Park. P. tuberculata on account of saving its seeds can hold its ground on any hillslope however liable to be swept by fire after it is once established. It would be just the tree for the San Gabriel.
[Lemons?] articles have fine photographs but too many names & talks about names.
Fondly hoping the blessed child will soon recover.
I am ever faithfully yours
1898 Feb 15
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Theodore P.] Lukens, 1898 Feb 15." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2067.
Reel 10, Image 0089
The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html
The Huntington Library, Muir Family Papers, HM 57349-57497. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.