John Muir


John Muir


[J. E.] Calkins


Martinez, Cal. Aug. 22/07

Dear Mr Calkins;

I am very glad you are so soon to be with us. Come straight to our house & stay until you get one of your own or get tired of us. My daughter Helen is all that's left of the family since her sister married & we two are keeping house here. We were in Arizona more than a year - got home about a year ago . repaired the earthquake-shaken house & have made at least a fairly good camp of the place.
Helen I'm happy to say is now about as well as ever.
I'll be at home from Sep. 20 to Oct. 15 as far as I can now see.
Let me know later when to expect your arrival.

Ever faithfully yours

John Muir



Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1907 Aug 22


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0931

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