Margaret [Hay Lunam]
Martinez, May 13, 1906
Dear Cousin Margaret.
I was very glad to get your letter the other day with tidings of your welfare especially of your own & Maggies health. The great earthquake did us little damage, a thousand dollars or so in the way of shattered chimnies & plaster. In San Francisco mostly by fire the devastation & los is beyond measure Nevertheless in a few years the city will rise again though the losses of thousands of poor labor people will be felt all there lifetime.
David & Sarah have settled permanently in Pacific Grove. Sarah is with her daughter Ann & David has built a house there He was tired of farming & is enjoying life by the sea, fishing & going to church, etc.
Maggie is about as usual The earthquake did not frighten her in the least though the house was severely shaken. She is now living in our house Wanda & Helen are in Arizona, I came home a week ago to look after things but will return soon.
Remember me to the Hays. Jane Mather Susan Gilroy & friends in general. Ever faithfully & lovingly your cousin John Muir
1906 May 13
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Margaret [Hay Lunam], 1906 May 13." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3525.
Reel 16, Image 0229
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