Berkeley Jan 8
I was not quite drowned last Sunday and reached here safely none the worse for my soaking. I did not take cold and the furnace is in working order and I am feeling very well and happy. I was glad that I sent you home for the station hill was awfully muddy and wet, the tunnel is a pretty good place to wait in and I did not feel any draught but I don't think it would have been good for a girl with a cold. I'm afraid Arthur's idea of the Santa Fe was not improved very much. Everything here is about as usual, there are two new boarders and a lot of new day pupils, a good many of the girls are not back yet but I am glad that I came in time to learn Monday's lesson for I have so much to do that it is hard if I lose any to make it up. I am very glad that Papa is better and that you are not feeling badly even though you are coughing, I hope you will both be well by Friday, and that Aunt Margaret will be feeling better. I don't think that I will bring any one with me Friday night as Mary has a bad cold
and I don't think any of the other girls can come. I think Miss Bridges and Miss Howard will come the next week. You had better bring a lantern when you come up to meet me at Muir so we can see the mud puddles better. Did you know that they have filled up the ditch between the tracks so it is much easier to get on and off and that there is a post with a board on the top of it with Muir written on it in big letters, so we will hope for a station next, maybe we will get on in the not too distant future I have been taking to a lot of girls all the time that I have been writing so I may have mixed things some, haven't time to read it over
Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 20.5 cm.
Muir, Wanda, "Letter from [Wanda Muir] to Helen [Muir], [1901 ?] Jan 8." (1901). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4373.
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