John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


Home Dec 31, 1913.

Darling Helen

Your letter of the 28th full of good news makes me happy, especially the eleven pounds of body strength since Christmas. We are all about as usual here, Mrs Smith better, Mr Raap seems to be recovering slowly from a paralytic stroke, & most all of us are barking & crowing with colds. Almost constant rain or fog. I've been been watching the weather for a chance to go to Goldberg for some New Year odds & ends but the storm continues & I'll have to write an order Wish I knew what you all best like The express box will be several days late
It was Coleman who told me the $5000 arrangement on mortgage. something broke up the plan.
Give my best new year wishes to all the Funks & the good old Judge Van Dyke who stood by us in our trouble.

Your devoted father

John Muir


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Dec 31


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1104

Collection Identifier

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

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