Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]


Daggett, Cal.Feb. 25 - 08Dear Papa - I received your letter saying you had influenza the day I wrote last. Dont you think you would get over that miseable grippe sooner if you were in this glorious dry air? The Van Dykes think you will get well sooner here and said to tell you to come - Mr Van Dyke [doesnt] seem to think there is danger of my catching cold from you. I am feeling fine040722and am enjoying the glorious day - its fine and warm and sunshiney. Spring seems to be here - the frogs know it and fairly shout up and down the ditches every evening. Last night was very warm and the frogs "yelled," as Mrs Swe[l?]t says.Miss Brodt has changed her mind about having her friend come and has written for her not to come. Miss Brodt is going to leave on Thursday night. She says she feels that04072 3her sick mother needs her more than I do, as I have been getting along so finely, and as she is not earning the high wages we are paying her she wants to go. I am glad of it, for I really dont need her now, and often would rather be alone. I didnt have enough to pay her all that was due, so I have given her twenty dollars. She said to send the remaining forty to her home.She and Mary have gone off for a drive this morning and I didnt get her address, but there040724is plenty of time and I'll send it to you soon. If you are not coming down here right away, can you send me about fifty dollars?Im so glad all goes well on the home ranch. Now if only you and Wanda can get well everything will be all right.I lost one of my little kitties, but all th other pets are well and happy. Stickeen seems to enjoy life these days.Dont worry about me - but you get well.Always yoursHelen04072


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

1908 Feb 25


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0217

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