John Muir


John Muir


[Helen & Wanda Muir]


Monday, Jan 15./06

Darling girls. I am wearying for another letter This is 3d blank day - no letter. & the 3d day of rain. I went over to the dismal old home yesterday [Sun?] had looked after the garret [leaks?] One tree, a little eucalyptus near the calistema was blown down Saturday night, but [Sun?] cut off the top & set it up again, & also braced up other trees & palms that were badly bent over. I'm getting dreadfully lonesome & heart-hungry to see you. No matter what friends or husbands you may be blessed with or bothered with you will never have so devoted & devout lover as I am because I know you best. You are so purely good I should have loved you whether your father or not O dear these lonely days!! I must either get into consuming hard work or go up a canon - - - - -
Maggie is as well as usual. I see her everyday The others as far as I know are as usual. Arthur is trying to sell more lots especially the 2 or 3 acres of

of waterfront near the wharf property. Charlie is inclined to be mean in settling but I guess he will have to be reasonable at last. The only thing he objects to now is that I want to keep the title to a group of 4 or 5 of the eucalyptus trees by the bridge near the adobe. The inheritance tax business may require a week or two to settle & I suppose I should be here when it is before the court. But I can't keep away from you much longer How much money do you wish me to bring you? Re' says he will be able to pay his rent next month, the other two Valona renters have already paid. George thinks he can sell the confounded Hall ere long. John Reid has concluded that his 2 acres bought from Knerr is enough land for him - though he offered 300 per acre for about 2 acres of yours but refused to let the line run to the creek boundary
Now write a line or a letter everyday darlings Heaven guard & bless you forever So pray Your loving lonely Dad, J. M.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1906 Jan 15


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0039

Collection Identifier

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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