John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


as to Helens sickness

Martinez Oct. 13. 1905

Dear Mr Lukens,

I had hoped to see you ere this but have been prevented by a lot of obstacles. Helen after gaining seemingly almost perfect recovery, able to ride 30 or 40 miles a day had a dangerous relapse & was in bed 10 days. This was about 4 weeks ago, she has made a rapid recovery - is now about as you saw her last & we hope the terrible lesson will make her truly careful hereafter. With warm best wishes to you all & hoping your dear

wife is not suffering pain. I am faithfully yours

John Muir

I start back to Adamana tomorrow. Had to come to the desolate home on business. Helen will probably have to remain in Arizona a year or more.

[in margin: Muir]


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1905-10-13 0:00


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 15, Image 0803

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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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