John Muir


John Muir


Emily [O.Pelton Wilson]



Sep. 3 1905

Dear Emily

We are all here for Helen's sake. She has been here about six weeks & is rapidly recovering. The pain in her lung is gone & she is growing strong & brave as ever. She has several times galloped 30 miles or more over the hot dry desert without fatigue. Wanda too is resting after the terrible strain & burdens of the last eventful months so am I & soon I hope to be able to go on with my work - the only cure these mortal hurts. I have not been "critically ill" or "broken down" as reported in the newspapers, only deadly tired & exhausted by hard work anxiety & sorrow. Remember me to your cousins. Thanks for all your kind sypmpathy. I'll tell particulars

of our sad story when you come home. We are all thankful that dear wife & mother suffered but little. Goodbye old friend.

Faithfully Yours

John Muir


Adamana, Ariz.

Date Original

1905-09-03 0:00


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0735

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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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