John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 24, 1910325 West Adams Street. Darling Helen:- Very glad to hear that you are well and happy.As to selling a lot from the Frazer tract, I cannot give you any definite advice without knowing what the man who desires to buy the lot is willing to pay for it, and also its size and location. A lot might he out out from the block which would injure it as a whole. If taken from the upper side back from the road, or if a piece running the whole length from the road up to the top of the hill was taken, it would probably not do any harm to the remainder. I heard when I was at Tinnings, a week or two before coming down here, that a party wanted to buy the whole block but offered only I think about $2500.00 for it, which is far too little. Tinning said he would give $500.00 more than that himself. Probably he might be willing to buy it all, but since the tax upon that is not great, I wouldn't sell it in a hurry. No doubt it would be necessary to have some place to put the money where it would be invested in some safe property. I will inquire about it both from Tom and from Mr. Coleman, and see what I can do about it, but there cannot be any particular hurry. The wharf rent has been paid, after having been more than a month overdue. All of the Valona rents for the coming year have also been paid. With kindest regards to Buel, the Judge, all the Funks, and Miss Beale, and hoping you will write very often, I am, your devoted father, [illegible]


Los Angeles

Date Original

1910 Oct 24


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0902

Collection Identifier

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

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