John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen [Muir]


Martinez Jan. 9, 1908

Darling Helen,

I was very glad to get your all-well letter today. Five pounds of [new?] body stuff seems to tell a good story. Above all dont get too hot or too cold Always keep out of the wind & in sunshine as cats do.
The only cat about the house now is the black mother - not a kitten to be seen. Keenie seems comfortable at the adobe. He made a face of horrid emotion when I saluted him but has never offered to follow me to the old home. Were you here he would come in a hurry. Your wonderful horse looks well but with all the faithful oiling, picking, soaking scraping a few ticks still cling to him. Al hopes to see the end of the tick harvest very soon however
I paid your Dr Moffett bill today

$45, which seems reasonable I also paid your Stewart bill But one of $30.74 from Lasall & another of over $60 from Morgan I'll not pay until I have time to examine them.
You will soon get you bank dividend & interest & rents which with Johnnie Reids 400 & something will make you feel rich.
Send all the bills to me so that none will be paid twice.
I got notice today of my election to Presidency of the American Alpine Club.
Remember me to all the Van Dykes & your good feeder Miss Broadt.
The weather here is all now rain & black fog. Heaven keep you darling

Your loving father


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Jan 9


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0047

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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