[Theodore P. Lukens ?]
[T. P. Lukens]
My Dear Mr Muir
I am sure you how much I regret to know that Helen has had a set back. I had not know it before, and my wife and sister joins me in the hope that she may spedily recover.
I beleive I know just the place for you to take her. My friend and one of your great admirers, Theodore S. Van Dyke has a Ranch home on the Mojava Desert at Dagget just East of Barsts, he has beautiful Alfalfa fields, lots of milk, eggs &c and I beleive would take you in in some way. Mr Van Dyke is an artist, and a writer, only this, he is a great hunter, and beleives in it, but he is not a pot hunter.
The surroundings are grand from the Desert point of view, wonderfully collored mountains, he owns about all of the Mojava River at this point and is useing it to good advantage.
I will write him by this mail and say you will write him
I am very sure you can make satisfactory arrangements
I have desolved partnership with Mr Gant, and am doeing business on my own account with my office at home
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.
Lukens, Theodore P., "Letter from [Theodore P. Lukens ?] to John Muir, [ca. 1907]." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3875.
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