March 4 - 08
Dear Papa -
It is sprinkling a little this morning so I may not be able to get this mailed in time for the No. 3, but Ill try anyway.
We are all right here and things are going smoothly. I help Mary a little with the cooking, and she sweeps my shanty for me, and the keeping of it in order is very easy. So we dont miss Miss Brodt. I got a nice
letter from her yesterday telling of her safe arrival in Berkeley. She also wrote to Mr Van Dyke thanking him for his kindness to her.
I got my money order cashed yesterday and will settle up with Mr Van Dyke today.
How are you? I do hope you're not living up there all alone on bread and tea. May wrote to me a few days ago and said she wished you could come there to eat oftener,
May says Hal Coleman's boy has been very sick. Im so sorry. When you see Hal remember me to them all, & tell Dorothy I wont forget her.
Mr Van Dyke was in town yesterday afternoon and said to tell you that he had made inquiries and found there was no Grippe or colds in Daggett now and hadnt been for some time, and for you not to worry about that.
It looks now as if it was going to clear. It is not very cold, and besides my shanty is cozy and comfortable.
Take care of yourself so you can come back to me soon. Give my love to Wanda when you see her.
Always lovingly yours
1908 Mar 4
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.
Muir, Helen, "Letter from Helen [Muir] to [John Muir], 1908 Mar 4." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5295.
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