John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


Wednesday, 21st 1913

Darling Helen,

Your twin letters just received. You can't write too often but I don't want you to feel that you must write every day except when you are sick - & then only a word like this "Am better". or "All goes well." Or "my bones are getting buried again in new frisky flesh" or "my face is rosy once more like a desert mountain at sundown, & so are the faces of my boy angels." etc etc.
And once a week or even two weeks, a page or double pages letter for which you need no model.

Ever Your devoted father

John Muir


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1913 Sep] 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0800

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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