John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen & Wanda [Muir]


Martinez Nov. 21 / 05

Dear Helen & Wanda,

I got your letter today. Sorry the weather is rainy again. You must be very careful about drying out & dusting your beds every day especially when the tent cover is damp. Everybody here seems as usual. Maggie is considerably better than when I left.
I went to the Magees yesterday and put the Utah St property in their hands. They said they would examine & value it & sell only when the right time & offer came.
The money is all paid on Helen's Block & deed delivered, & deed made out for the Old Mill & ready for Helens signature. Duane will probably close trade for John place in a day or two. Have not seen Charley yet. Paid the taxes today for whole year.
[Kunie?] is happy. Am writing at my old desk & the home though desolate seems most like home of all.
Good night darlines, Heaven bless you

Your loving father


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1905-11-21 0:00


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0829

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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