Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[James] Murdock

Transcription

Martinez, Cal.
October 13, 1905.

Dear Mr. Murdoch:

I thank you very much for your kind letter of sympathy in our bereavement. My noble wife suffered but little, and up to the last day fully expected to recover. Her only care seemed to be about Helen who had pneumonia about two years ago, and the affected lung is still a source of constant anxiety to Wanda and I [me] . She recovered so rapidly she took no heed to the danger of overexertion; consequently she has had two dangerous relapses - the last, only a few weeks ago in Arizona where she now is, but has made quick recovery and already seems almost perfectly well.
I have been here at the desolate home a few days on business, and will return to Adamana, Arizona, tomorrow. Helen will remain there in the dry air probably a year longer, and Wanda and I with her. The last terrible lesson will, I think, make her more careful and all of us more watchful. The place we are stopping at is on the Santa Fe railroad, about 250 miles East of the Grand Canon.
I wish we could have the pleasure of seeing you again. We all remember your visit as a source of enjoyment, and I am

Faithfully yours,
John Muir.03447

Location

Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1905-10-13 0:00

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir15_0811-trans.tif

File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0811

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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