John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


[in margin: Remember me to the Judge & Mrs & Mr Funk Sen. & that fine girl daughter.
The fifty is for the babes. Ever Your faithful devoted fater

John Muir]

Home, Dec. 23, 1913.

Darling Helen.

The weather is cold & wet here; rainy and wild at times and I often wonder how much colder & wilder it may be on your desert - a favorite race-course for storm winds - while you are trying nest-building. Write & tell me quick that in some way wild as the winds you are managing to keep the family snug & warm. Building a new house & moving into it is trying enough at any time of year on a desert alternately frozen and fused with fervent heat. I wish I could make four miracles for you, one for each of the family to get you through this trying time. All your times seem to be trying. Anyhow I devoutly pray Heaven to send you a happy new year


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Dec 23


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1088

Collection Identifier

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

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



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