Helen [Muir Funk]
Martinez Apr. 10, 1913
I'm so glad you're going back home to the desert the only place you seem able to keep well in.
I hope you are settled ere this & that your health is already beginning to mend. Spare no expense in helpful servants. For if you keep on working night & day with your children & husband cooking sweeping waiting on the table etc etc as you have been doing all will soon come to a sad end.
Therefore give heed to your devoted father.
Send me a few words very often
My dear friend
Thank you so much for the beautiful portrait. I like it greatly. You see how much easier it is for photographers to satisfy your friends than mine! You don't even like the little picture I sent you last. But behold what I am enclosing this time--just what you ask for, a photograph by Dassonville. Do you like this any better?
He took a great many negatives and this one was the best
You know I shall be only too pleased to have some copies of your new book to give to friends. "Two dozen" is almost too generous a supply, but there would be no doubt about their all being appreciated.
The bookstores here are too stupid for belief. I cannot imagine
their not having an ample supply of anything you publish.
I am going down to Los Angeles tomorrow night--or rather to Pasadena--to spend a week with the Willards.
1913 Apr 10
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Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to Helen [Muir Funk], 1913 Apr 10." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3958.
Reel 21, Image 0315
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