Helen Muir


Helen Muir


[John Muir]



Mrs. Helen Lukens Jones sent me some pictures not long ago and wrote, sending you her best regards.
Write again soon and let us know where to send our letters.
Good night, with love from us all. Wanda will write soon.

Your loving daughter

Helen Muir.


October 7th - 1903.

Oct 7 03

Dear Papa,

We received your letter and two postal cards on the twenty ninth, and it did us all good to hear from you again. But I myself have received no letter since you left the Urals. mountains.
You have never told us yet whether you have received our letters.
We are all well here, except that we have colds. Aunt Margaret was about as usual



where we saw her last.
Mr. and Mrs. Westlake are still at the Sanitarium in Oakland. Mr. Westlake seems a little better just now, but there is no hope and he is slowly growing weaker every day.
The weather here is beautiful now, but winter will soon be here. The grapes are at their best and every one is busy shipping them. A good many are sent from Muir Station every day.


Wanda is hard at work at college, and I with High School.
We had a delightful visit with the Merriams two weeks ago, but they only stayed one day. The Docter had some beautiful pictures which he showed us. The [Gannetts?] returned from the Philippianes about three weeks ago, and hurried home to Washington so we did not see them.
Dr. Merriam said Dr. [Gannett?] was much pleased with the Philippiane Islands.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1903 Oct 7


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0832

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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