[J. E.] Calkins
This will leave our time less broken by business affairs tho these will not [awanting?]
This must be a dismal letter to you both but most so to me. Only once before can I recall so deadly crushing a sickness.
I am faithfully yours
Most everybody in our Valley has the Grippe 7 cases in Wanda's family at the Adobe, including Wanda herself & baby boy & husband & if all got as lean as me it would become like the Valley of dry bones
Martinez, Cal. Feb. 26, 1908
Dear Mr Calkins:
I'm very glad to get your good news of Mrs Calkins good health & your ableness for work. & am sorry I can't send something in accord with your h[earty?] encouraging letter I have been & am very sick, as unable for literary work as a dead man, & with no hope in sight of getting back to workable health for months. Some time in the dim future we may yet be able to something worth whil together. I hope to get rid of Helen's Ranch
1908 Feb 26
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [J. E.] Calkins, 1908 Feb 26." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5285.
Reel 17, Image 0221
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