Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]


[1]Daggett, Cal.March 7 - 08Dear Papa -I got your letter of the 5th with Wanda's offer for trade, yesterday afternoon.I have thought it all over and it seems to me that we should accept the offer, for as you say, it takes the burden of looking after the ranch off your shoulders, while I still have the old Strenzel home. I am satisfied with the wharf, & Valona and Valona ranch interests. But04088[2]if Wanda would rather give me any of her other property instead of the "few thousands" you spoke of, I would be just as well satisfied, for it seems too bad to run them farther into dept than they already are. If Wanda was willing to let me have either her City lots or Berkeley house, wouldnt that be better even if I had to pay them a thousand or two to even it up? However I merely suggest this, for I am04088 [3]satified with the other, if Wanda is. Anyway you think best to fix it, I will be thankful that you no longer have to bother with my ranch when I, and my ranch, have no right to your time.Im so thankful you are so mcuh better. Dont give up your mountain trip - it will do so much for you.All is cheerful here. I paid Mr Van Dyke. This is a grand sunny day, and I feel fine.Good-bye and lovingly yourHelen04088


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

1908 Mar 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0285

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