[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


[John Muir]



copied &


ADAMANA, ARIZ., June 6 1906

Dear Papa-

Your last Sunday's letter reached us this morning. Im afraid you are working entirely too hard in that stuffy old "Library Its awful to let yourself get still thinner just before coming down here where you cant get the right sort of things to eat. Even Sig isn't worth getting sick for.
It has been cold and dusty and now it is very hot and dusty here but Helen and I are both feeling fine but are badly burned and freckled
There have been only a few people here lately but day before yesterday, I took three people out to the third forest. Had a fine trip and the team came in as gaily as they started.
Did you answer the Santa Fe people's questions about the Blue Forest? Mr Stevenson has had several letters from them about the Bad Lands. So I think they must be going


to advertise all the Ademana attractions
Mr Fisk sent you some most beautiful views of Yosemite, They are very large mounted photographs that would be fine framed.
I am glad to hear that you have collected some money and that May's house is again in order.
I dont think you need to worry about Tom not taking charge of the ranch, for he intends to and I think by next January you will see us in the adobe. Ill try to help Helen all I can with her house keeping She is very anxious to have the big house fixed up and insists that by having the sweeping and hardest work done, she can take care of it alright, and I think she can. If she can't Ill do it for her, either in the big house or somewhere else.
I think I will have to start back on the tenth but Dora is going to sleep out in the cottage so Helen wont be so entirely alone and as she is feeling so well I don't think there would be the least use in your coming down for such a short time.
If the train is on time I will see you on the eleventh at 4.30

Lovingly your daughter. Wanda


Adamana, Ariz.

Date Original

1906 Jun 6


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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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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