[Theodore P.] Lukens
[in margin: of his & Helens recovering. Kind words for us
Aug 27 1905
Dear Mr Lukens,
Your kind letter & telegram came to hand & did us all good with their sincere sympathy. Your telegram came today, & with it came a San Francisco paper in which Helen & I are said to be critically ill. This I am happy to say is not so. Helen is very much better than when you saw her last & is evidently on the way to complete recovery. Wanda is quite well, & though as you know I have been overburdened & overworked in every way during the last two eventful months & am almost dead tired. I am gradually growing stronger & hope to get back into working condition again ere long. Possibly
now that I have Wanda & Helen comfortably settled here I may possibly pay you a visit within a week or so. In the meantime dear friend I fondly hope & pray your beloved wife is being sustained & soothed in her affliction by our Heavenly Father & that you will always find the sympathy you so heartly bestow on others. We are all your grateful debtors & faithfully yours, Wanda, Helen & John Muir.
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Theodore P.] Lukens, 1905 Aug 27." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3407.
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