[Marion R.] Parsons
Martinez Oct 29, 1913
Dear Mrs Parsons,
I'm afraid I'm putting you to too much trouble in finding a girl to help Helen I fancied you might know some one that might care to go to Daggett for a few months simply to assist Helen in caring for her baby especially at night. There would be no difficulty about wages. But I would not advertise or seek for a servant at intelligence offices. I have had experience - lots of it at such places_ & never succeeded in finding a single good servant_ all were utter failures. If purchance you should find a promising girl ask her to call at the Club room [Mills?] Bldg & I'll meet her their & make all arrangements Helen does not know that I'm seeking help for her, I wrote to her a week ago telling her to get someone to lift the baby at night etc at any cost. She wrote that her health is steadily improving. I write again for particulars about her house help. & let you know.
With warm thanks for your kindness
1913 Oct 29
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Marion R.] Parsons, 1913 Oct 29." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4143.
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