John Muir


John Muir


[Margaret Hay Lunam]


[Original in possession of Miss Margaret Lunam, Dunbar, Scotland]
Albuquerque, N.M., December 21, 1905.

My dear cousin:

[To Mrs. Margaret (Hay) Lunam]

I am very sorry to learn by your last letter that both you and Maggie are so ill in the dark winter weather as to be confined to the house. We are all about as usual except Maggie, Mrs. Reid, who has been very weak for nearly a month, but is slowly getting a little better.
Helen is getting through the winter pretty well, and is quite cheerful with the hope that in a year or so of Arizona air she will be about as well as ever. Both Wanda and 1 are with [her] at Adamana, Arizona, most of the time, so the old California [home] is empty and desolate, though I go back occasionally to look after things.
Sarah and David and his wife are wintering in Pacific Grove and are all well at last reports. Mary and Daniel I seldom hear from, but were well when last heard from. I am sending a little money for the poor of Dunbar.
Give my love to Susan Gilroy, Jane Mather and the Hays and all my friends. Hoping Heaven will continue to bless you in every way, I am ever, my dear cousin.

Affectionately yours,
John Muir.

Wanda and I are here in New Mexico for a day buying some things.03442


Albuquerque, N. M.

Date Original

1905-12-21 0:00


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0853

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