[Helen & Wanda Muir]
At May's Friday morning
Dec. 29, 1905
Darlings I got home last evening instead of Wednesday evening - a whole day late. Our train was 11 hrs late at Barstow & passed Muir at 3 or 4 o'clock Thursday morning, so I went on to Richmond, slept until the porter woke me at 7.25 to take the boat for San Francisco where I spent the day & came back on the 4 o'clock train. There was no frost or snow beyond Williams & all hereabouts seems a new heavens & earth strangely tropical but less beautiful that the white Adamana world. Be sure you get your bedding dry & keep well, Im going back to the city today & to Valona tomorrow. Will write the news in day or two. Heaven bless you darlings -
So prays your loving father
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Helen & Wanda Muir], 1905 Dec 29." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3459.
Reel 15, Image 0871
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