you, as soon as you get this letter. And write to Aunt Margaret herself for it would make her so happy, she misses you so - as we all do.
And now dear Papa take good care of yourself, and write soon to your loving daughter
Auckland N.Z. 23rd. Mch 1904
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This letter as handed to, and opened by us, as no one of the name of John Muir is known here.
Should I ever hear of Mr. John Muir I will inform him, you had written to him.
I leave Auckland by steamer following the one which carries this letter (or 20th April) on a visit to the old country via Vancouver but in the interval will make every enquiry in order if possible to locate your relative.
March 1[st?], 1904.
Since I wrote last we received one more letter from you, to make us all happy. But I do wish we could know just where to write, you would not seem quite so far away then I have been wondering whether you have received the first letter I sent to Auckland. If you receive this one please cable to us just where to write.
We are all about as usual here, Mama is fairly well Aunt Margaret is a little better and able to go about the house and yard. Wanda is studying hard at Berkeley but keeps well, and we see her every Saturday. I am feeling perfectly well once more
and am steadily gaining strength. You will hardly know me when you get home, for I weigh 140 lbs! You see I am catching up with you dear Papa. May and Arthur are planing to build a house.
Uncle David came over yesterday afternoon to see about renting the place. Will Muir is going to rent the part Mr. Westlake had.
I received a note from Aunt Sarah last week, saying she had been sick but was now much better. She and Anna Eastman are coming down here to make us a visit some time this spring. They are still undecided
what is best for them to do.
It has been rainy here for the last two weeks - and everyone is thankful. We now have abou[t?] 17 inches in all. Every thing is putting out green leaves, and the almond trees are in full bloom, even the peach trees are beginning to blossom. This has been a lovely day, and we feel that spring is coming. I can hardly realize that where you are it is summer time.
Underwood Bros. have sent you a complete set of photo's. of the President's Western trip, among them is one of you and the President standing on Glacier Point. It is a wonderful picture, for you both seem so lifelike, I can almost see you standing there. But I want to see you yourself. Come home as soon as you can. In the meantime write often to us and cable us where to write to
1904 Mar 1
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 26.5 cm.
Muir, Helen, "Letter from Helen Muir to [John Muir], 1904 Mar 1." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2753.
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