John Muir


John Muir


Margaret [Hay Lunam]


Martinez, California

July 7, 1907.

My dear cousin Margaret

I was glad to get good tidings of your health & Maggie's from your letter of June 18th & Miss Hoffman's of the 20th. I thought it would be pleasant for you to hear direct from California through a friend of the family & so it has proved. & Miss Hoffman says she was charmed with her visit & was sorry it had to be made so short.
Wanda has a son two weeks old, a perfect wonder of course in every baby way. Helen is still gaining in strength & is a good housekeeper. Maggie Reid is better again & enjoys short rides & light garden work, Sarah also & David are well & all the rest of the family as far as I have heard.
Nothing would be more after my own heart than a visit to you this summer but I see no hope for it at present. It's almost impossible to get servants, & since Wanda left us only Helen & I are left in the family to care for everything. Still I have not given up hope of at least one more visit to you. In the meantime let me


know when ever I can do anything in anyway for your comfort & remember me to the Hays with my best wishes for the speedy return of health to Mrs Hays I'm very glad Maggie has got rid of her asthma at last. Remember me to Susan Gilroy & Jane Mather & believe me ever affectionately your cousin

John Muir



Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1907 Jul 7


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0823

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