Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


John Muir


Daggett, Calif.

Feb. 12 -

Dear Papa -

This is a cold windy day and I am staying close by the fire. The mountains to the South and East are beautifully snowy and make a grand show whenever the sun comes out from the clouds. It tried to snow a little here this morning, but Mr Van Dyke thinks this is just the end of a storm somewhere else. We are


warm and comfortable here in the shanty. And I am perfectly warm every night no matter how hard the wind blows. I am well and cheerful, and constantly careful.
Keennie is getting fat, and like my horse is in good condition.
The Van Dykes are well. So is Miss Brodt. I have been thinking that I wont need her when her month is up, but you will be here before that so I can talk it over. How are things getting along and when are you coming

Lovingly yours Helen


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

1908 Feb 12


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0179

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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