John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


[letterhead]May 16. 1910.Darling Helen, I'm so sorely disappointed as you will be & Buel in not meeting you even for a few minutes at Daggett. We leave here day after tomorrow, the 18th in the morning on number one, which passes Daggett between one & two A.M. But never mind dear we will have lots of leisurely good times

[letterhead]ere long. fancy free from confounded trains & book-building botherations Do be careful to keep out of the sun these hot desert days. Sleep long in the cool mornings & eat only what is the very best for you. no matter about the expense.I can't get the impression out of my head that you looked thin the other day tho perhaps it may

[letterhead]in part at least be due to the eclipse of your lovely cheery face by that big black firmament of a hat.- Get a white one [lined?] with soothing green, & dont go off with the cowboys on anymore of those long cattle expeditions.We are having a fine time amid the d[illegible] rock architecture &

color glory of the canyon Today we were at grand view where we had so memerobale a time with Keith & Taylor, & again with Furze.Remember me to the Van dykes & Funks & Swartzs.You & Buel & I will make up a party to the Canon & perhaps to the darling Petrified ForestGood night Darling Ever your devoted fatherJohn Muir


Grand Canyon, Ariz.

Date Original

1910 May 16


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Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0375

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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