Martinez California Oct. 7, 1898
We got your letter yesterday and your telagram a few days ago and we were all so very glad to hear from you. We have had two of the lovelyest big rains and they lade the dust and made it really muddy and I think it will rain again for it is cloudy.
Last Monday Blanche, [Mand?] and Wanda and I went for a walk on the hills, we went along the ridge untill we got nearly to Penole then we went along way south and made a circle and came out near Ferndale we think that alltogeather we went about 18 or 20 miles, I was just a little tired but Wanda was not at all.
Sunday we went up to the little tunnel
back of the house and then we climbed up in the cut and fond a lot of fosuls, a lot of shells and one worm like the ones you have up in your room, there was a great big peace of rock with shells caked all over both sides but it was to big to carry so we broke off a peace of it with a pick for you and we are going to get some more some time soon.
Townie is dead. The pup is well and growing and very smart, I wonder if he will know you when you come home. Maddie and Maggie are very well and are getting big and fat, I am glad that you remembered them in your letters.
We go over to Aunt Margaret's often and take your letters for her to read, she was so glad to get the letter your wrote to her.
The house has not burned down yet and I hope that it will not untill
the time you set for it.
I hope you will come home soon for I want to see you very much, when are you coming home?
Your loving little girl,
1898 Oct 7
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.
Muir, Helen, "Letter from Helen Muir to [John Muir], 1898 Oct 7." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2196.
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