T[heodore] P. Lukens


John Muir



343 Waverly Drive

Pasadena, Jan 9-08

My Dear Mr Muir

We were very happy today, when we received your good letter, I was sure I would here in due time and was as sure you and Helen would like Daggett, and the Van Dykes. I am so glad you are settled there, it will take nearly a year to see all the wonderful scenery thereabouts. Now I want you both to take in the sun rising and settting each day for us. We prize Mr Van Dykes painting very highly, you saw it when here.
Helen will grow strong and perfectly well there.



You will not only keep well, but will give the world all of whom love you, some beautiful desert stories.
Now, don't be so mighty particular about your articles. let us have a lot of them. Others must take pains but God has given you the power to say just the right thing about nature.
All join me in very best wishes for you & Helen, and kindest regards for the Van Dykes.

Very Sincerely Yours

T. P. Lukens



Pasadena [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Jan 9


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0053

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