John Muir


John Muir


[Helen & Wanda Muir]


May's, Jan. 17, 1906

Good morning Darlings-

I wonder if this dark wet weather has got across the Colorado to your Buttes Bunkers & Obrone bushes. It is still raining her though only a drizzle this morning Never has the Alhambra been blessed with a better soaking, - between 7 & 8 inches & most of it has gone tingling down to the long thirsty roots.
Yesterday I sent you $60. Wells Fargo orders by registered letter. Let me know when you want more. Ive been trying the oranges. They are thickskinned & smaller than usual & still sour for want of water last summer. Will send some if you want them. Business matters are going sluggishly this wet weather, & the way the new year is galloping past with little or nothing worth while accomplished makes me sigh like a methodist sinner.

Remember me to the family & tell Mr Stevenson to let me know when the chimney is likely to be finished that I may be there to see. The time it is taking makes me think of the Egyptian Pyramids. The foundation of it [illegible] fair to be mossy with age before the top becomes smoky.
Tell me how Miss Roberts is getting on & give her my kind regards
I met your High School teacher in S. F. the other day Helen. He inquired kindly about your health & wished to be remembered. Mr Cooney or Mooney
How are the trains getting through, the Salton sea seems bound for the sky & is causing the S. P. no end of trouble.
Mr. Johnson wrote me the other day asking for an article on the Petrified Forests- I must try to write this It will be a grand [advertisement?]. Heaven bless you darlings - Your loving father J.M.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1906 Jan 17


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0047

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